Application Deadline

  • November 5
    • Spring start
    • Hybrid cohort

The following pre-admission courses must be completed during or before the semester that a student applies to the program.

  • BHS 200, PSY 110, PLS 101, CIS 101, ENG 100 (or ENG 101) and COM 100 (or COM 105)

Any additional questions about the application process should be emailed to the Program Director at


Graduating Term Cohort Retention Employment after Graduation
August 2018 84.6% 100%
August 2019 81.8% 100%
August 2020 87% 93%
August 2021 93% 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

For additional information, students may email or contact the Arts, Sciences and Business office in Norman K Myers, Suite 135, on the OTC Springfield campus, 417-447-8201.