This Psychiatric Technician (Mental Health Technician) program is designed to prepare students for employment as psychiatric aides or psychiatric technicians. Instruction includes but is not limited to nursing assistant skills, physical assessment, depression, schizophrenia, personality disorders, coma, hallucinations and crisis intervention. Psychiatric Technicians work with the mentally disabled, emotionally disturbed or psychiatric patients under the supervision of a psychiatrist, registered nurse, or social worker. They participate in the development and implementation of therapeutic treatment plans for emotionally disabled patients.
Areas of Study
- Communications & interpersonal skills
- Infection control procedures
- Legal and ethical responsibilities
- Wellness and disease concepts
- Safety and security procedures
- Responding to emergency situations
- Medical terminology
- Computer literacy
- Employability skills
- CPR, BLS Healthcare Provider
- Blood Borne Diseases, HIV/AIDS
- Certified Nursing Assistant Skills
- Completion of General School Orientation
- Take the Basic Skills Test
- Interview with Program Counselor
- Clearance on FDLE Level II Background Check*
- Negative Drug Test Results
- Immunizations and Physical
The length of this program is 450 hours / approx. 5 months (full-time).
Industry Certification Exam & State Credential
Completing students will be eligible to take the following: Certified Nursing Assistant, and State of Florida Ready to Work.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING REGISTRATION:
Registration processes for Health Science classes vary by program. For information specific to Mental Health Technician, please e-mail the counselor at Maureen.Chambers@browardschools.com.
Estimated Costs (based on 1 full year of documented Florida residency):
|Tuition & Fees
|Books & Supplies (approx.)
Students enrolling in any Health Science Education program must undergo a Level II criminal background check and drug screening, per the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations. Students who do not have a valid social security number may encounter difficulty with certain state licensing agencies and registries. Contact the program counselor, Maureen Chambers at Maureen.Chambers@browardschools.com for specific information.
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