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Application Deadline

  • March 1
    • Summer start
    • Seated cohort
  • October 10
    • Spring start
    • Hybrid cohort

Click here to review the Preferred Course Sequence for the preadmission class requirements.


Graduating term Cohort retention Employment after graduation
August 2018 84.6% 100%
August 2019 81.8% 100%

The Behavioral Health Support Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support provides a pathway to entry level positions, in a variety of professions. Careers in this field are aimed at helping people, society and the communities in which we live. Graduates will be able to incorporate the skills and attributes to collaborate with mental health professionals. They will also interact with clients with behavioral and mental health diagnoses.

The Behavioral Health Support program includes hands-on practicum experiences in community settings. This program is intended to prepare students to immediately enter the workforce after degree completion.


Employment options upon completion of this degree include entry level positions in state, county and local human service agencies. This field also  contains positions in substance abuse counseling, positions in private or public treatment and rehabilitation centers. Other potential avenues are half-way houses, correction facilities, parole and probation, drug court, retirement facilities, schools and other human service agencies.

Apply to the Program

All applicants must attend a General Allied Health Advising session to learn what is required prior to and during the application process. The General Allied Health program offers advising sessions frequently and no appointments are necessary.

Email questions not covered in this information to or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, Room 210, on the OTC Springfield campus, 417-447-8803, 447-8804, or 447-8954.

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