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Mental Health Worker
​​​​Mental health is a broad field, with several different career options. Orange Coast College's Mental Health Worker program prepares students to work with patients to support mental wellness in areas such as psychiatric services, alcohol and substance programs, acquired brain injury programs. developmentally disabled services and older adult service programs. 

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Mental Health Worker 

This program prepares students to serve emotionally, cognitively and developmentally challenged clients in community facility settings that provide therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation and recovery services. Graduates of the program will work under a licensed professional, and will be capable of serving a diverse population. including children, adolescents. adults and older adults. ​

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Additional Information

For complete requirements and course information please see our catalog​.​​​​

Use the link below to view gainful employment reports with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of OCC certificate programs.

​Federal Gainful Employment Reports - Men​tal Health​

Find career outlook and salary information at ​

View the program website.​

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Contact Info​

Jane Mclaughlin 
Dean, Consumer and Health Sciences 
(714) 432-5729