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Health Sciences Division

Psychiatric Technician Program

About the Program

brain illustrationThe Psychiatric Technician (PT) program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge to practice in the role of a licensed psychiatric technician in a variety of health care settings.

Graduates receive a certificate of completion and are prepared to successfully complete the state licensing examination to obtain licensure as a Licensed Psychiatric Technician in the state of California. The program consists of one calendar year of nursing course work after completion of program prerequisite courses and selection into the program.

Employment opportunities are good locally for licensed psychiatric technician and excellent statewide. The Department of Corrections and state developmental centers actively recruit psychiatric technicians. Graduates are actively recruited and employed by local health care facilities with starting salaries of $15 - $27 per hour.

For more information about the Psychiatric Technician Profession:

Application Process

The Psychiatric Technician (PT) program application period for Summer 2015 will be:
February 9, 2015 - February 23, 2015 at 4 pm*

Applications Closed
PT Applications - Summer 2015

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***Presently, we have a limited number of spaces reserved for Veterans with an honorable discharge who meet program prerequisites. ***

*** Application dates are subject to change.***

Prerequiste Information

All prerequisite courses and program requirements must be completed in order to be eligible to apply to the Psychiatric Technician program. 

Applicants MUST be enrolled as a current Delta College Student.

Students must know their Delta College ID Number and email address.

To be current as a Delta College student, an "active application" must be on file with Delta College Admissions and Records. If a student has not attended Delta College for two or more semesters, then they do not have an "active application" and must reapply to Delta College.

Any student who does not have an "active application" on file prior to the Psychiatric Technician Online application opening date will be unable to submit an application to the program.


Program Announcements

Psychiatric Technician

Information Session

Date: TBA

San Joaquin Delta College

Information Session June 26, 2013
PowerPoint Presentation

MS Office 2010

Pyschiatric Technician Program
Related Documents

Julie Kay MSN, RN
Dean, Health Sciences

Lisa Lucchesi MSN, RN
Acting Director, Health Sciences



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