Psychiatric Technology (PSYTCH)

PSYTCH 084  17 Units  
Introduction to Psychiatric Technology  

Lecture: 180 contact hours
Lab: 378 contact hours

This course is an introduction to psychiatric technology emphasizing basic therapeutic communication, pharmacology, growth and development, developmental disabilities, behavior modification, nutrition, and nursing care, including application of basic nursing skills to the care of clients with developmental disabilities. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

PSYTCH 085  12 Units  
Psychiatric Technology: Nursing Science  

Lecture: 126 contact hours
Lab: 270 contact hours

Prerequisite: PSYTCH 084

This course is the study of basic nursing science concepts and skills with emphasis on nursing care for pediatric, adult and geriatric clients with medical and surgical disorders. Application of theory to the care of physically ill clients in acute and long-term care agencies. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE PROGRAM PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

PSYTCH 086  17 Units  
Introduction to Psychiatric Technology: Behavioral Science  

Lecture: 180 contact hours
Lab: 378 contact hours

Prerequisite: PSYTCH 084

This course is a study of psychiatric mental disorders with emphasis on causes, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, interventions and treatments. Included is the application of mental health theory to the basic nursing care of clients in acute, long-term care, and state mental health institutional settings. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED PREREQUISITES AND HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM.

Associate Degree Applicable

PSYTCH 601  Noncredit  
Psychiatric Technology Licensure Exam Preparation  

Lecture: 18 contact hours

This noncredit course prepares students that have completed or are nearing completion of the psychiatric technology program for the state administered licensing examination for psychiatric technicians. This course is also recommended for students who desire refresher training. Topics include, but are not limited to, nursing science – theory and techniques, basic nursing, developmental disabilities, medications, psychiatric mental health nursing. Also included are some basic test-taking techniques to increase proficiency on the state exam.