Mental Health / Social Work Courses and Program Documents

Program Outcomes

Below are the Program Learning Outcomes aligned within the
Assocites of Applied Science in Mental Health


The Associate in Applied Science degree in Mental Health Rehabilitation will prepare students for entry-level and above positions in areas of substance abuse, mental health rehabilitation, developmental disability services, and gerontology. The Certificate will allow students to focus their efforts on obtaining the state certificate while keeping the option for continuing on open.

Students who complete the five MHT100-level courses listed in the program can apply to the Muskie School Center for Learning for the Provisional MHRT-Community Certification. Students who then complete the remaining five MHT200-level courses listed in the program can apply to the Muskie School Center for Learning for the Full MHRT-Community Certification.


All KVCC programs require a high school diploma or (gEd) equivalent. note: Prior to enrollment, all incoming students are required to take the KVCC assessment examinations. depending on scores in math or English portions of the assessment, students may be required to complete developmental courses prior to enrollment in college-level courses. Please refer to the general Admission Requirements.

Additional admission requirements are as follows: successful completion of high school algebra or the equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.


Upon completion of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Mental Health Rehabilitation, the graduate is prepared to:

1. Utilize knowledge and elementary counseling skills to engage and collaborate with clients and their families.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the formal and informal support systems in the community.

3. Analyze problems as they occur in the community work setting and provide support and information to solve these problems.

4. Collaborate with other treatment team members from a variety of disciplines and perspectives in the treatment of individuals, familes, and other groups.

5. Demonstrate awareness of the challenges individals with mental health problemes and diagnoses face in regard to human rights, access to services, financial strain, and social stigma.

6. Assume ethical responsibility for thier actions and abide by the ethical principles outlined in teh field of Human Services.

7. Establish and engage in a process of continued personal and professional growth in order to remain personally healthy and effective, and professionally competent.


The field of Mental Health is a very diverse field with an array of career opportunities and qualifications. The MHRT/ Community Certification (MHRT/C) applies to MaineCare (formally Medicaid) “other qualified mental health professionals” providing services to adults who have severe and pervasive mental illness who live in the community, excluding residential services. This includes providers of community support services, community integration services, intensive case management services, assertive community treatment, and day support services as outlined in Chapter II of the MaineCare Benefits Manual, Section 17. There are also other sections of the MaineCare Manual that also include roles for MHRT/C's including Section 65 Behavioral Health Services and Section 92 Behavioral Health Homes.