Psychiatric Technician-Three Semester: Certificate of Achievement

The Psychiatric Technician Program is a three-semester program designed to prepare qualified men and women to practice as psychiatric technicians. The program provides two approaches to learning; coursework is combined with practical application. Clinical training occurs in hospitals and health agencies. A certificate in Psychiatric Technician is granted by the college after completion of the program, and the student is eligible to take the examination for licensure. The academic subjects for both the Certificate and A.S. Degree are offered at Napa Valley College.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Act ethically and respect the parameters of client privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Accurately document all clinical assessments and interventions in a timely manner, prioritizing patient care while delivering age appropriate services.
  3. Effectively participate in a therapeutic environment and communicate professionally.
Prerequisite Courses
HEOC-100Basic Anatomy & Physiology3
Total Units6
Required Courses
PTEC-150Principles & Practice for Psychiatric Technicians 113
PTEC-155Principles & Practice for Psychiatric Technicians 212
PTEC-156Principles & Practice for Psychiatric Technicians 312
HEOC-172Basic Nutrition2
PSYC-124Psychology of Adjustment3
PSYC-125Human Development3
Total Units45