How to Apply to EFSC's Mental Health Technician Program
The Mental Health Technician program is a one semester clock-hours program offered in the Fall and Spring Terms that leads to a Career and Technical Certificate (CTC). Training takes place cohort style with a class limited to 24 students and includes clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities.
Applicants are responsible for the submission and verification of all required information explained in the accordion below before the term in which they plan to enter the program. Fall Term 2021 starts August 16th and Spring Term 2022 begins January 10th.
Students should be over 18 years old and must have a high school diploma or the equivalent to apply following the steps below. All applicants will be notified by mail of their status in the program.
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See a Health Science Advisor
See a Health Science Advisor to set up an academic plan and review the testing requirement.
Verify EFSC General Admissions Status (Current, New, or Returning)
Students must be current students at Eastern Florida State College before they can apply to the Mental Health Technician program.
NEW STUDENTS: For students new to EFSC, complete the EFSC online application for admission prior to the Dental Hygiene program application deadline. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be paid before the application can be processed.
Please note that application processing can take up to 14 days due to the current volume of applications. Check your email frequently for your acceptance letter.
In addition, new EFSC students need to
- Submit official High School Transcripts (or GED scores) to General Admissions.
- Provide FL Residency documentation, complete the New Student Orientation, and finalize any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.
RETURNING STUDENTS: Returning/readmit students who have not completed a course in the past year must also re-apply online. There is no application fee for a readmit application. Readmit Students need to:
- Provide FL Residency documentation, and complete any other EFSC General Admissions requirements.
CURRENT STUDENTS: Current Students may move on to the next step.
Complete the Mental Health Sciences Online Application
Complete and submit the online Health Sciences Institute Application to apply for admission to the Mental Health Technican program.
Applicants must also submit a $25 non-refundable application fee. The application fee must be paid online or to the Student Accounts Business Office.
Prepare for the TABE Test or Qualify for an Exemption
The TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education - 11/12 Level A) is required as an exit exam to graduate from the Mental Health Technician program. Per Florida Statute, enrolled students must complete TABE testing or qualify for an exemption by the sixth week of class and the TABE requirement or exemption can be done during the admission's process. Make an appointment with a Health Sciences Advisor to discuss the TABE and review your status.
The TABE Requirement must be satisfied by ONE of the following three criteria within six weeks of the start of the program.
1. Submit the required TABE scores: TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education - 11/12 Level A) is required by Career and Technical Education (CTE) as an exit exam to graduate from Vocational programs. The required score to obtain for graduation is 11th grade level in all three sections: Reading (617), Language (631), and Mathematics (657). Applicants obtaining scores lower than the required minimum should follow EFSC's TABE Remediation Process to improve their test scores before program completion. NOTE: The TABE test can be taken only ONCE every three months. TABE scores are good for two years. The EFSC Assessment Centers on the Cocoa and Melbourne campuses are now offering on-campus testing for the TABE.
2. Have a qualifying TABE Exemption processed: Review the EFSC TABE Exemption eligibility and if you qualify, work with the advisor and testing center staff to obtain the exemption. The EFSC testing staff will process the exemption if applicable and notify the program manager. This option must be done within six weeks of beginning coursework in the program and should be done as part of the admission's process if possible.
Equal Access Policy
Eastern Florida State College is dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory environment which promotes equal access, equal educational opportunity, and equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, national origin, color, ethnicity, genetic information, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, marital status, veteran status, ancestry, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
EFSC recognizes the rights of students and applicants with disabilities, including those with hepatitis B, under the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.