Psychiatric Technician, Associate in Science

PENDING APPROVAL

Upon successful completion of the Psychiatric Technology Program, the student demonstrates skills and knowledge to successfully complete the State of California examination for licensure as a Psychiatric Technician. NOTE: Please refer to the current catalog for information about programs with Special Admission Requirement. A grade of "C" or better is required in each course.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. The graduate will provide nursing care for clients that incorporates knowledge of expected stages of growth and development and prevention and/or early detection of health problems.
  2. The graduate will provide care that assists with the promotion and support of the emotional, mental and social well-being of clients.
  3. The graduate will deliver optimal health care individualized to the differences in ethnicity, religion, gender, level of education, socioeconomic status, presence of disability, and sexual orientation.
  4. The graduate will assist in the promotion of physical health and well-being by providing comfort to clients and assistance in the performance of their activities of daily living.
  5. The graduate will provide care related to the administration of medications and monitors clients who are receiving parenteral therapies.
  6. The graduate will meet client needs through providing nursing care that contributes to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting and protects clients and health care personnel by collaborating with health care team members to facilitate effective client care.
  7. The graduate will reduce the potential for clients to develop complications or health problems related to treatments, procedures or existing conditions.
  8. The graduate will participate in providing care for clients with acute, chronic or life-threatening physical health conditions.
  9. The graduate will meet client needs through providing nursing care that contributes to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting and protects clients and health care personnel by contributing to the protection of clients and health care personnel from health and environmental hazards.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern (24 units)
  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 41 - 46 units

NURSPT 010

Foundations of Nursing

2-2.5

NURSPT 010L

Foundations of Nursing Lab

2

NURSPT 011

Medical Surgical Nursing I

3-3.5

NURSPT 011L

Medical Surgical Nursing I Lab

3

NURSPT 012

Medical Surgical Nursing II

2-2.5

NURSPT 012L

Medical Surgical Nursing II Lab

2

NURSPT 020

Pharmacology I

1-1.5

NURSPT 021

Pharmacology II

1-1.5

NURSPT 022

Pharmacology III

1-1.5

NURSPT 030

Developmental Disabilities Nursing

3-3.5

NURSPT 030L

Developmental Disabilities Nursing Lab

3

NURSPT 031

Advanced Developmental Disabilities Nursing

3-3.5

NURSPT 031L

Advanced Developmental Disabilities Nursing Lab

3

NURSPT 040

Psychiatric Nursing I

3-3.5

NURSPT 040L

Psychiatric Nursing I Lab

3

NURSPT 041

Psychiatric Nursing II

3-3.5

NURSPT 041L

Psychiatric Nursing II Lab

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 41

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 65