What will I learn?
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 methods. You’ll learn to perform basic nursing skills, administer medications, conduct one-to-one relationship development, and participate in group therapy. You will learn clinical skills though faculty-directed labs and clinical rotations at local hospitals allowing students to be a part of actual hospital experiences.
When you successfully complete all program requirements, you will be awarded a certificate and be eligible to take the standardized exam for state licensure. The program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
The licensure requirements for Psychiatric Technician may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.
Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit National Mental Health Technician Certification to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.
PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program. The program does not meet requirements in other states. Colorado Psychiatric Technician Certification.
PCC has not determined if the Psychiatric Technician meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.