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Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology
Stethoscope next to laptop and happy nurse helping a woman.

Our Behavioral Health Program for 2024–2025

Program Highlights

  • Work with doctors and nurses by carrying out treatment plans for patients experiencing behavioral problems.
  • Work on the front lines of hospitals, shelters, and mental health facilities to make a difference for struggling individuals.
  • Provide and record patient medications and assist in daily therapeutic and recreational activities.

Career Focus

  • Upon successful completion of the one year course, students have the opportunity to test for the Article 9, CPR, and OSHA healthcare industry certifications. In addition, students have the opportunity to earn Central Arizona College Allied Health college credit while attending the program at no cost if dual enrollment requirements are met.

    Listing of Instructional Topics

    • Cognitive Development
    • Communication Skills
    • Delivery Systems
    • Integrated Care
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Managing Goals
    • Mental Disorders
    • Mental Healthcare
    • Mental Illness
    • Mental and Social Health
    • Problem Solving

    Behavioral Health Technician Entry Level Salary Range*

    • Hourly: $12.55–$15.08
    • Annual: $26,104–$31,366

    *Source - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment & Wages

    Related Career Pathways

    • Behavioral Health Technician
    • Crisis Transition Navigator*
    • Childcare Worker
    • Psychiatric Aide
    • Behavior Coach*
    • Social Services Assistant
    • Intake Coordinator
    • Case Manager*
    • Hospital Administrator*
    • Psychiatrist/Psychologist*
    • Social Worker*
    • Therapist*

    *with additional education in this field.