The Mental Health Worker program at Orange Coast College is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that prepares students to serve emotionally, cognitively, and developmentally challenged clients in community facility settings that provide therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation, and recovery services. Specifically, the program will prepare students to function in a support position under a licensed professional. Mental Health Workers are employed in private, state, and county settings that provide residential, day-care, intervention, or support programs to serve emotionally, cognitively, and/or developmentally challenged clients. Mental health workers serve child, adolescent, adult, or older adult populations. The mental health worker works with clients in the following potential need areas: Psychiatric services, alcohol and substance abuse programs, acquired brain injury programs, programs for the developmentally disabled, and/or older adult services programs.