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A student wearing a denim jacket carries books as she works toward her behavioral health workforce degree.

Associate of Applied Science in Behavioral Health Support

The Missouri Behavioral Health Council and Missouri Department of Mental Health partnered in 2014 to begin strategically planning how to address the critical workforce shortage in case manager positions across the state.

One result is the new Associate of Applied Science degree in Behavioral Health Support, educating and preparing new generations of this workforce to succeed in the behavioral health safety net system.

Current programs at community colleges statewide
Graduates in our first cohort in 2018
employed by a local provider post-graduation (2018)

"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then, is not an act,
but a habit."
- Aristotle