Program Coordinator/Department ChairEva Tapia, MSN, RNHealth Sciences BuildingRoom 202719-549-3409Tene.Greenhood@pueblocc.edu
FacultyKay Annese BSN, RN Health Sciences Building Room 208 719-549-3274 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Psychiatric Technician Certificate Program provides you with knowledge and skills for employment as a psychiatric caregiver in health care settings. Salary ranges from $20,574 to $36,589.00.
Program Start Term: Fall
Average Class Size: 20
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time
Course Availability: Day Classes
Program Locations: Pueblo
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Would you like to be a vital front line care giver in the area of mental health? A career as a psychiatric technician would be a great choice for you.
Psychiatric Technicians care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed individuals, following physician instructions and hospital procedures. They monitor patients’ physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. Technicians may participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene and administer oral medications and hypodermic injections.
What Will I LearnThis 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.
Our Experienced FacultyRepresenting a number of qualified and highly experienced nurses, our faculty members are trained teachers providing quality education to students.
Our Cutting Edge FacilitiesThe PCC nursing and psychiatric technician department offers an array of learning tools and cutting edge technology to enhance the student experience and overall education. We provide labs with numerous low and high fidelity mannequins and realistic hospital besides and equipment. Our new Human Patient Simulation Lab is located on a hospital unit and allows students to experience a variety of real life scenarios in adult, pediatric and maternity care. Students learn clinical skills though faculty directed labs and clinical rotations at local hospitals allowing students to be a part of actual hospital experiences.
THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.
Licensed Psychiatric Technicians are active members of interdisciplinary teams in the forefront of care and treatment of residents with mental illnesses. This is a profession that attracts those who truly want to help improve the quality of life for some of the neediest individuals in today's society.