Behavioral Health Support

Associate of Applied Science – Behavioral
Health Support

The Associate of Applied Science – Behavioral Health Support (BHS) program will prepare students for employment in behavioral health and substance abuse treatment facilities immediately upon graduation. This degree is a 1+1 degree whereby students take 30 credit hours of general education courses and 30 credit hours of professional coursework. The professional coursework includes 384 hours of practicum experience in workforce settings.

Employment options upon completion of this degree include but are not limited to: entry level positions in state, county, and local human service agencies, substance counseling, positions in private or public treatment and rehabilitation centers, half-way houses, correction facilities, parole and probation, drug court, retirement facilities, schools and other human service agencies.

If interested, please call Shannon Stanek, Coordinator of Behavioral Health Support Program at 660-263-4100 ext 11305 or talk with an advisor and sign up for the introduction to behavioral health support class offered online. This course will help prepare you for the one-year professional coursework and provide an overview of behavioral health support.

Program Outcomes
When students complete an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Behavioral Health Support (BHS) degree at MACC they will be able to: AAS-BHS-program-outcomesThis is our program promise.

BHS Degree Map

Additional Graduation Requirement

Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.

The following steps are necessary to apply to the BHS program:

  • Complete the MACC Admissions Application if you are not already a MACC student
  • Complete and submit to the Health Sciences office the Behavioral Health Support application
  • Submit Transcripts from high school or GED to the Registrar at Moberly Area Community College
  • Submit transcripts from ALL colleges and any nursing school attended to the Registrar at Moberly Area Community College
  • Complete the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Background check (Name Search). This service is called the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) and may be accessed at: You can make payment using a debit or credit card. You will need to print and include the results with your application packet. The results must be present in your application packet by the designated admission deadline date.

Applications will be reviewed and selected without consideration of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital or parental status, religion, genetics, ancestry, or veteran status.

Applications for 2024 admissions will be available in November.

Program Contact Information:
Shannon Stanek
Coordinator of Behavioral Health Support Program
660-263-4100 ext. 11305

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