Psychiatric Technician

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Certificate Program
Program Coordinator/Department Chair: Eva Tapia
Phone: (719) 549-3409
: Health Sciences Building, HS 202

Program Application

Career Opportunities
The Psychiatric Technician Certificate Program provides you with knowledge and skills for employment as a psychiatric caregiver in health care settings.

Program Description
This program teaches you to use basic nursing skills and psychiatric principles to interact with and care for clients in a therapeutic manner and monitor treatment modalities. You will learn to perform basic nursing skills, administer medications, conduct one-to-one relationship development, and participate in group therapy. When you successfully complete all program requirements, you are awarded a certificate and are eligible to take the standardized examination leading to state licensure. The program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

Entrance requirements
Before we can admit you into the program, you must complete any developmental courses indicated by results of the PCC Basic Skills Assessment Test. You must also complete BIO 106, and MAT 103.

Enrollment in the program is limited. You must complete the application process by the stated deadline. Your application will be reviewed by the program’s admissions committee, and you will receive written notification of the committees’ decision. If you are not accepted for a given year and wish to be considered for a subsequent term, you must re-apply. Check with a program advisor for specific changes in admission requirements.

Note: Clinical agencies used during the program require that you successfully complete a drug screen and background check.


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