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Psychiatric Technician

Program Objective:

This program is intended to prepare students for employment as a Psychiatric Technician or a Mental Health Technician. Upon successful completion of the program the student will receive a diploma. The program focuses on a wide base general education and transferrable skills and aligns with the requirements of the Florida State curriculum framework.

Program Description:

The program includes but not limited to nursing assistant skills, physical assessment, depression, and schizophrenia, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, Anxiety disorders, Bipolar, group therapy and charting. The program focuses on a wide base general education and transferrable skills and aligns with the requirements of the Florida State curriculum framework.

Features

LENGTH 20 Weeks
CLOCK HOURS 510 Hours
LANGUAGES English, Haitian creole
CLASS SIZE 25 students
DEGREE TYPE DIPLOMA

CAREER OUTLOOK 

Job Outlook

Overall employment of psychiatric technicians and aides is projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. Cognitive mental disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, are more likely to occur among older persons. As the nation’s population ages and people live longer, demand for psychiatric technicians and aides is expected to increase because these workers will be needed to care for patients affected by such disorders.

Potential Careers

Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:
• Residential mental health
• Substance abuse facilities
• Psychiatric hospitals

Average Salary

$ 32,020 per year
$ 15.40 per hour

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Clock Hours
COR 100 Health Science Core (Lab: 10 hours, HIV/AIDS: 4 hours) 90 hours
PT 001 Physical Assessment/Nursing Assistant Skills (Lab: 20 hours) 50 hours
PT 002 Anatomy & Physiology (Lab: 10 hours) 60 hours
PT 003 Introduction to Psychology 50 hours
PT 004 Anxiety Disorders 50 hours
PT 005 Personality Disorders 50 hours
PT 006 Mood Disorders 50 hours
PT 007 Crisis Intervention (Lab: 20 hours) 40 hours
PT 008 Clinical Practicum 70 hours

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Note: Changes to the Academic Calendar may occur. The current Academic Calendar can be obtained from the Administration Office of the School.

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