About this Program
Our associate degree program is primarily for students looking to enter the workforce after graduation or to advance their career at their current place of employment. Graduates of the program qualify for Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) certification and are eligible for Ed Tech II certification.
This one-year program is specifically designed to meet the requirements for certification as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C). MHRT/C certification is required by the state of Maine for work as an entry-level mental health practitioner.
Sample Core Courses Include:
- Introduction to Literature
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Introduction to Human Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Psychosocial and Vocational Rehabilitation
- High Risk Populations
- Human Diversity
- Interviewing and Counseling
- Substance Abuse
- Group Process
- Direct Service Practicum
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Take advantage of the lowest tuition and fees in New England, at only $3,820 per year in-state – less than $400 on average for a three-credit class.
Whether your classes end up being on-campus or online, we are ready for you. We have enhanced our online learning systems and training, and our campuses have safety precautions in place.
We are committed to helping you reach your goals. All of our support services from faculty and staff advising and tutoring to career and transfer services, are available to you online and/or in-person.
We have adjusted and found creative solutions for site-visits and internships so that students are still connected with employers.
If you are interested in taking a few courses that can transfer or earning your degree and continuing your education after graduation at a four-year university, SMCC is the perfect place to do so.
Take courses to gain skills to for employment opportunities or earn a degree or certificate that leads to a high-wage career or allows you to transfer and continue on.
Hear from our Students
I stumbled into my first human services job as a residential care provider. I’ve stayed in the field ever since, and now I’m attending SMCC to advance my career.
After I graduate, I plan to continue my education and earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees and become a Licensed Master Social Worker. I hope to eventually have a private practice working with people with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
I love the human services field because of the direct human contact. It’s humans helping humans the best way we know how. Any form of social work is the foundation of community.
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