Mental Health/Social Work (MHS.AAS)

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of individual counseling skills.
  • Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills in group design, dynamics and facilitation.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and application of group facilitation in a Social Work setting.

Program Plan 2023-2024

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ENG 1510 Composition I 3
PSY 2510 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2510 Introduction to Sociology 3
MHS 2000 Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  12

MILESTONE: PSY 2510 and MHS 2000 completed with "C" (2.0) or better

Year 1 - Winter

Courses    Credits
BIO 1511 Life Science   4
MHS 2010 Ethics and Values in Mental Health Practice 3
ENG 1520 Composition II     3
Gen Ed Fine Arts/Humanities 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  13

MILESTONE: MHS 2010 completed with "C" (2.0) or better

Year 1 - Summer

Courses    Credits
SOC 2530  Racial Ethnic Group Relations  3
PSY 2740 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  6

MILESTONE: PSY 2740 completed with "C" (2.0) or better

Year 2 - Fall

Courses    Credits
MHS 2100 Interviewing, Assessment, and Case Work Skills 3
MHS 2300 Interpersonal Theory and Practice 3
SOC 2620 Sociology of Diversity 3
Elective  Any course from 1000 or above 4
  TOTAL CREDITS  13

MILESTONE: MHS 2100 and MHS 2300 completed with a "C" (2.0) or better

Year 2 - Winter

Courses    Credits
MHS 2400 Group Dynamics in Social Work and Mental Health Practice 3
MHS 2500 Family Systems Theory and Practice 3
Elective Any course from 1000 or above 3
POL 1510 American Government 3
  TOTAL CREDITS  12

MILESTONE: MHS 2400 and MHS 2500 completed with a "C" (2.0) or better. 

Students must make an appointment with Program Coordinator to complete application to take MHS 2600.

Make an appointment to meet with a counselor to apply for graduation for this degree.

Year 2 - Summer

Courses    Credits
MSH 2600 Mental Health and Social Work Internship    4 
  TOTAL CREDITS 4

MILESTONE: MHS 2600 completed with a "C" (2.0) or better. 

                                                                                                                                      TOTAL CREDITS 60

SOC 2510 is included in this plan.  It is a prerequisite to SOC 2530.