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Psychiatric Technician


Family, Comsumer & Health Science Division
Upon successful completion of the Psychiatric Technician Program, the student demonstrates skills, knowledge, and training for eligibility to take the State of California examination for licensure. As a licensed Psychiatric Technician, the student demonstrates his or her ability to practice in a variety of health care settings providing patient care within the parameters of the Psychiatric Technician scope of practice.

Total Units Required 41

Prerequisites:
BIOL 11 Human Biology 4
OR
BIOL 31 Human Anatomy 4
OR
BIOL 33 Anatomy and Physiology 6

H S 36 Medical Terminology and Speech 3
FCS 19/H S 19 Human Devlopment 3
PSYCH 1 Introduction to Psychology 3

Recommended Sequence:
First Semester (Spring) Units
P T 80 Foundations of Nursing 8.5
P T 81 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing 8.5

Second Semester (Summer)
P T 82 Psychiatric Technician Nursing 8

Third Semester (Fall)
P T 83 Advanced Psychiatric Technician Nursing 4.5
P T 84 Developmental Disabilities Nursing 6
P T 85 Advanced Developmental Disabilities Nursing 5.5

NOTE:
Please refer to page 68 for program Special Admission Requirement information.




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