M State is the first college in Minnesota to offer the Mental Health Behavioral Aide II certificate program. Graduates of the program will work under the supervision of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals to provide direct patient care for children with mental illnesses.
This certificate can be used as an alternative to the requirement that an MHBA II hold an associate or bachelor's degree or have 4,000 hours of experience in delivering clinical services in the treatment of mental illnesses concerning children or adolescents.
Employment opportunities can be found with providers of mental health services, including private practices, community clinics, Rule 29 clinics, non- and for-profit organizations, county agencies, hospitals and schools.
This program is eligible for the Minnesota Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program. Participating students will have their tuition and fees paid after Federal Pell and Minnesota State grants have been applied to their accounts.
There is no separate application for this grant. Interested students apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or, for undocumented students, the Minnesota Dream Act Application. Funding is limited, so submit the FAFSA as early as possible since applicants will be ranked by their application date.
For more information on student eligibility, visit Learn More Pay Less, call 877.450.3322 or download the elgible program list.
Mental Health Behavioral Aide II Certificate
This certificate prepares learners to enter the mental health workplace as a Mental Health Behavioral Aide II (MHBAII). It provides foundational knowledge for entry-level workers (beyond the level of Mental Health Behavioral Aide I) under the supervision of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and other mental health professionals to provide direct patient care for children with mental illnesses and perform related functions.
Last modified: April 5th, 2016 at 10:43am