Psychiatric Technology Associate of Science Degree
This degree program is designed to prepare students to become Psychiatric Technicians who provide quality care and assist patients in attaining their maximum level of wellness. Graduates are eligible to take the state licensing examination. The program is accredited by the California State Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833.
Students are admitted in the Fall and Spring semesters. Students must complete program prerequisites, support courses, required courses, apply and be accepted to the program. To enroll in the program, students must pass a Livescan background check and meet the health requirements. California law allows for denial of the PT license based on any conviction or legal action related to PT practice.
|General Education Requirements:|
|Biology - One course sequence (4-8 units)|
|BIOL 155||Introductory Anatomy and Physiology||4|
& BIOL 251
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II
& BIOL 261
and Human Physiology
|ENGL 101||Freshman Composition||4|
|or ENGL 101H||Freshman Composition-Honors|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|or PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|PSYTCH 084||Introduction to Psychiatric Technology||17|
|PSYTCH 085||Psychiatric Technology: Nursing Science||12|
|PSYTCH 086||Introduction to Psychiatric Technology: Behavioral Science||17|
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use an online simulated Psychiatric Technology State Board Certification examination (BVNPT) to prepare for the BVNPT licensure exam.
- Safe and timely administration of medication, including injections.
- Calculate pharmacological dosages with 100% accuracy.
- Apply or interpret therapeutic communication when observing or interacting with patients.
- Develop and discuss case studies/care plans to prioritize patient care.