Full Scholarships Available for New Certificate in Behavioral Health

Friday, November 3, 2023
Scholarships Available Now for Behavioral Health Degrees
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Behavioral health technician assisting patient in wheelchair

As the demand for skilled professionals in fields such as social work, counseling, mental health, criminal justice, psychology, and rehabilitation continues to rise, an exciting opportunity is emerging for students who aspire to acquire the essential skills and embark on a journey of education and positive impact.

To meet this demand, Maricopa Community Colleges has introduced a new scholarship, made possible by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), which are now available to Phoenix College students pursuing or interested in completing a program related to behavioral health, counseling, and psychology. This scholarship covers tuition, textbooks, course fees, health and safety requirements, and other necessary resources for students pursuing a career in direct care and behavioral health.

Whether you are currently pursuing a degree or certificate, or contemplating a change in your academic path, this scholarship could serve as your gateway to a profoundly meaningful career. Qualified Phoenix College programs eligible for this scholarship include:

  • NEW Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Foundations of Behavioral Sciences   (See information session below)
  • Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Adolescent Studies
  • Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Psychology
  • Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Counseling and Applied Psychological Science
  • Associate in Arts (AA), Emphasis in Social Work

Behavioral Health Technician Scholarship Information Session

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on people's lives? Are you ready to embark on a rewarding career that combines compassion and skill? Discover your path to success with our Behavioral Health Technician Certificate, where you'll gain the knowledge and expertise to support individuals in need and make a lasting difference in the field of behavioral health. Join us today and become a vital part of the journey towards mental wellness and recovery. Your future as a compassionate and skilled Behavioral Health Technician starts here.

Learn how you can earn this certificate with a full scholarship! That's right - nothing (or little) out of pocket to gain valuable education and skills in a growing career field! The scholarship covers tuition, books, and fees. It is not income based so all are encouraged to apply. Applications take five minutes. Enroll and apply at the meeting.

A behavioral health technician carries out a wide range of responsibilities involving direct patient care. Technicians may assist with administrative-related duties, such as admitting and discharging patients. In addition, they help patients with the activities of daily living, such as eating, bathing and dressing. Other duties behavioral health technicians may perform include:

  • Monitor and record patient vital signs
  • Observe and document patient behaviors
  • Actively listen to patients share their concerns and communicate with medical personnel about those issues
  • Implement patient treatment plans which includes the responsible administration of medications.
  • Help patients participate in therapeutic and recreational activities


Apply to the AHCCCS Scholarship and Get Started Today!


Need Scholarship Assistance? We can help!

For additional scholarship-related inquiries, you can reach us at AHCCCS-Scholarships@domail.maricopa.edu or by calling the Maricopa Financial Aid Answer Center at 480-731-8900.