O.E.C., Rural Human Services Behavioral Health Aide

Occupational Endorsement

The rural human services program is designed to develop strong and healthy rural Alaska Native individuals, families and communities. The program provides entry-level training and education for students preparing for careers as natural helpers/healers in village-based public, private and volunteer human service organizations. 

The endorsement meets the training requirements for Behavioral Health Aide I credentials as developed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The occupational endorsement program directly parallels the entry-level competencies training required under these systems.

Admission is open to anyone employed by a regional Native health corporation or local entity providing village-based human services, or to individuals recognized by their communities as natural helpers/healers. A high school diploma or GED and/or previous training or work experience in the delivery of village-based human services are recommended but not required.

This program is delivered collaboratively within the UA system. Applicants must be 18 years old to be admitted.

Minimum Requirements for Rural Human Services Behavioral Health Aide Occupational Endorsement: 16 credits

College of Rural and Community Development
Rural Human Services