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Agency Biography

San Jose City College (SJCC) developed and began offering an ADS Peer Certificate with an emphasis in for Integrated Behavioral Health in 2020. Our current Peer Certification meets the 80-hour CalMHSA requirements. Our SJCC Peer Mentor Certification is supported by our Integrated Behavioral Health focus in our peer training which expands the 17 required areas of peer core competencies. In addition to the requirements of CalMHSA, we offer academic transfer classes as part of our SJCC Peer Certification.   

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

CalMHSA 80-Hour Training:  

Course: ADS-090 – Peer Advocacy and Wellness   

Course: ADS-138 – Work Experience  (1 unit)  

Course: ADS-074 – Ethics, and Personal and Professional Growth    

  
SJCC Peer Mentor Certification:

Course: ADS-074 – Ethics, and Personal and Professional Growth    

Course: ADS-138 – Work Experience (1 unit)    

Course: ADS-090 – Peer Advocacy and Wellness    

Course: ADS-078 – Integrated Behavioral Health    

The curriculum courses include the 138 Work Experience course, which supports placement in a local program currently providing peer services to help you get started working in a local agency. It is our experience that “shadowing” current peers is a crucial path to learning. Many of our students identify as recovering or have co-occurring disorders, which may include you!   


Training Method: HyFlex(zoom) and Hybrid: In-person class with coursework online 

Training Modality: Hyflex(zoom) and Classroom 

Training Length: One semester

Registration Capacity: 30 

Class Start Date: January 30, 2023

To Register for Classes:https://www.sjcc.edu/future-students/apply-now

Contact Information:
Mary Crocker Cook 
[email protected]