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ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE PSYCHIATRIC TECHNOLOGY Program Code: 1S03790

While the state of California does not require an Associate Degree for licensure as a Psychiatric Technician, the student may elect to earn one. To receive an Associate in Science Degree, the student must complete all Psychiatric Technician course requirements with a minimum grade of “C.” At least 50% of the Psychiatric Technician course requirements must be completed at Cypress College. A minimum of 19 additional General Education/Graduation Requirements must be earned with an overall GPA of 2.0. To earn an Associate Degree students must complete: (1) all major course requirements with a minimum grade of “C”; (2) 25 units of General Education Graduation Requirements; (3) the cultural diversity and reading requirements; (4) any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and, (5) have a minimum GPA of 2.0. At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Required courses are listed in suggested sequence: Note: A current “C” cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification must be maintained by all students admitted to the program. Prerequisite Courses: Course # Title *BIOL 160 C Integrated Medical Science *PSY 101 C Introduction to Psychology

Units 3 3 6

SEMESTER 1 PT 110 C Nursing Science I PT 115 C Nursing Science II *PSY 139 C Developmental Psychology

7 7 3 17

SEMESTER 2 PT 120 C Developmental Disabilities I PT 125 C Developmental Disabilities II

7.5 6.5 14

SEMESTER 3 PT 130 C Mental Disabilities I PT 135 C Mental Disabilities ll

6.5 7.5 14

Total Units Required

51

Electives: *COUN 140 C HS 080 C

Educational Planning Selected Topics in Nursing and Allied Health

.5 1

*Courses may be taken without official acceptance into the program. All other required courses must be taken after official acceptance. All general education units may be taken prior to enrollment in the program or at the completion of the course work required by the BVNPT for licensure eligibility.

CYPRESS COLLEGE 2012–2013

PSYCHIATRIC TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE Program Code: 1C21116

This program aims to prepare a student to meet the requirements for licensure as a Psychiatric Technician in the state of California. A Psychiatric Technician is a licensed member of the professional healthcare services team working with people who are emotionally or developmentally disabled. Historically employed by private and state mental hospitals, developmental centers, and many community facilities. Psychiatric Technicians will increasingly find a variety of jobs available in the fields of prisons/corrections and human services. These include day care centers, substance abuse programs, forensic facilities, special education and many other areas promoting mental health. The program is accredited by and conforms to the regulations of the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the State Board Licensure Examination. To earn a certificate, students must complete the required courses with a minimum grade of “C.” At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. Upon completion of the 51 units of required course work, the student becomes eligible to apply to the BVNPT for licensure examination. Prerequisite Courses: BIOL 160 C Integrated Medical Sciences PSY 101 C Introduction to Psychology

3 3

PT 110 C PT 115 C PSY 139 C

SEMESTER 1 Nursing Science I Nursing Science II Developmental Psychology

7 7 3

PT 120 C PT 125 C

SEMESTER 2 Developmental Disabilities I Developmental Disabilities II

7.5 6.5

PT 130 C PT 135 C

SEMESTER 3 Mental Disabilities I Mental Disabilities II Total Units Required

6.5 7.5 51

Electives: COUN 140 C HS 080 C

Educational Planning Selected Topics in Nursing and Allied Health

.5 1

*A score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology exam meets this requirement upon petition through Admissions and Records. See a counselor for more information.

Psychiatric Technology (PT) PT 080 C  Sel Topics/Psychiatric Technol

1 Unit

Term hours: 16–18 lecture. This course is designed to meet the health science student’s need for current topics and issues, updated information in health care, review of specialized subject matter, and/or preparation for health related licensure and certification exams. Content will emphasize clinical application of theoretical principles in the discipline. Resource materials, instructor assessment of individual student knowledge and skills will be utilized. May be taken for credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  
Cypress College 2012-2013 Catalog  

The 2012-2013 Cypress College Catalog provides detailed information about courses, degrees, transfer programs and certificates at Cypress Co...

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