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Health Sciences Division

Psychiatric Technician Program

Getting Started in the Psychiatric Technician Program
  • Review all the program information on the web-site:
    Read the getting started
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Review your own personal commitments regarding:
    Work hours
    Other family responsibilities
    Personal goals
  • Review the information on criminal background clearance and determine if this will be an inhibiting factor in completing psychiatric technician education training.
  • Complete an Application for Admissions
  • Complete college assessment testing to determine placement in college courses.
  • Schedule an appointment with a counselor to select courses, determine course completion timelines.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses
  • Apply to the Psychiatric Technician program during the Online application period for the random selection drawing. The date for the Online application will be posted on the department web page.

Effective August 2013 application period, students must check the status of their application in the application system.

Email notifications will no longer be sent and it is the responsibility of the student to check his or her status online in the application system.

  • Complete and submit all clinical requirements as early as possible and no later than the stated deadline:
    • LiveScan (Fingerprinting)
    • Drug Screening
    • Professional level CPR
    • Malpractice insurance
    • Physical exam
    • Immunizations
    • Purchase skills lab kit
  • Attend the Welcoming Reception hosted by senior students
  • Purchase course syllabi, textbooks, uniforms, etc.
  • Review schedules for first day and first week of first semester nursing courses.
  • Attend classes

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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151