Behavior, Mental & Social Health Services

School of Health Sciences

EVIT Behavioral Health

Prepare for a career behavioral and social health as a behavioral health technician or mental health technician. The certification can lead to a job opportunities as a case manager, parent aide, family advocate, respite worker or paraprofessional counselor.

This two semester program will provide foundation modules in care delivery systems, legal/safety requirements, introduction to basic mental and social illnesses, disorders and conditions as well as strategies to improve mental and social health and resources to problem solve and promote-well being.

Certified Mental Health Technicians may work as part of a team and care for emotionally disturbed and mentally ill patients. Job opportunities are found in both public and private hospitals, nursing homes and residential mental health facilities

Duties may include coordinating mental health services, patient interviews, treatment documentation as well as helping patients with their personal needs.

• This is a dual enrollment course. For more information, visit the Dual Enrollment page.
• Students will be randomly drug tested.

Get started! Enroll in the EVIT Behavioral, Mental & Social Health Services program.

For announcements and updates about EVIT Behavioral, Mental & Social Health Services program, text evit to 89800.


Course Code MC65

Length 2 or 4 semesters
Students have the option of choosing: 
•  2.5 hours per day, 2-year program or
•  4 hours per day, 1-year program

When applying please state which option you prefer on your application.

Campus Locations EVIT Main Campus
EVIT East Campus

Certification • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Mental Health First Aid
• Mental Health Technician

Possible Careers Behavioral Health Technicians, Case Managers, Parent Aides, Family Advocates, Respite Care Worker, Paraprofessional Counselor

Average Entry Level Salary $13-15 per hour


It is the policy of the East Valley Institute of Technology District #401 to provide all persons with equal employment and education opportunities regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, age or disability. District grievance procedures will be followed for compliance with Title IX and Section 504 requirements. The compliance officer is the EVIT Superintendent.

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