Academic Programs

Behavioral Health Certificate

Central Penn College’s Behavioral Health Certificate (online, 18 credits) equips you with the skills to make a real difference in people’s lives.  Change minds, change lives! Feeling overwhelmed by life’s challenges? You’re not alone.  Nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression, and the need for qualified behavioral health specialists is booming according to the National Institute of Mental Health. 

Why Choose the Behavioral Health Certificate?

  • High Demand, High Reward: Behavioral health specialist jobs are projected to grow 18% by 2032, much faster than average! (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Start a fulfilling career with a promising salary.
  • Make a Difference: Help people overcome challenges, improve their mental well-being, and live happier lives.
  • Flexible Learning: Complete the program online at your own pace, in as little as 6 months, fitting your busy schedule.
  • In-Demand Skills: Gain the knowledge and expertise to support individuals, families, and communities.
  • Broad Career Options: Work in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, and more!

Gain the Expertise To:

  • Understand human behavior, mental health, and emotional well-being.
  • Develop communication and listening skills to build trust and rapport with clients.
  • Learn to recognize and support those struggling with mental health challenges.
  • Explore the connections between physical and mental health for holistic care.

Benefits of a Behavioral Health Certificate:

  • Fast-Track Your Career: Be job-ready in a rapidly growing field.
  • Stand Out from the Competition: Specialized skills make you a valuable asset.
  • Option to Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree: This certificate can credit towards a Bachelor’s in Human Services.

Why Choose Central Penn College’s Behavioral Health Certificate Program?

  • Expert Faculty: Learn from experienced professionals who are passionate about helping others.
  • Real-World Focused Curriculum: Gain practical skills you can use immediately.
  • Career Support: We offer resources to help you land your dream job in behavioral health.

Enroll today in Central Penn College’s Behavioral Health Certificate program and take the first step towards a rewarding career helping others.  Contact us now to learn more!


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Careers you can pursue

  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Mental Health Counselor Assistant
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Peer Support Specialist
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Patient Advocate
  • Mental Health Educator
  • Crisis Intervention Specialist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant
  • Residential Counselor

You will succeed if you are...

  • Honest
  • Perceptive
  • Understanding
  • A good communicator
  • A good listener
  • Non-judgmental
  • Empathetic
  • Interested in why people do what they do


90.5% of our graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation.

* Based on graduates whom we have information during a one-year period from 2021-22. It should be noted that 97.1% of graduates were employed in some capcity or continuing their education.

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