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PT 085 C  Psychiatric Technician — Wk Exp

Psychology / 269

1 to 4 Units

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Psychiatric Technician Program. Term hours: 16–18 lecture and 80 hours (minimum) related employment. This course provides practical work experience for students caring for individuals with developmental disabilities in community settings. May be taken for credit 4 times. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option.

7 Units

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Psychiatric Technology Program. Term hours: 72–81 lecture and 120–135 laboratory. This course presents fundamental concepts and scientific principles of nursing care. It begins to prepare students for the safe administration of medications by introducing them to the modern systems of measurement. Principles discussed in lecture will be applied in the clinical setting. (CSU)

PT 115 C  Nursing Science II — Lecture

7 Units

Prerequisite: PT 110 C. Term hours: 72–81 lecture and 120–135 laboratory. This course explores the disease process of medical/surgical conditions relative to etiology, pathology, and treatment modalities. The therapeutic use of medication, the principles of nutrition, and the application of the nursing process are presented in classroom instruction and implemented in clinical practice. (CSU)

PT 120 C  Developmental Disabilities I — Lecture

7.5 Units

Prerequisite: PT 115 C and PSY 139 C. Term hours: 72–81 lecture and 144–162 laboratory. This course explores the philosophy and principles directing the delivery of care and service to persons with developmental disabilities residing in California. Students learn how to teach self-help and independent living skills to persons with developmental disabilities. (CSU)

PT 125 C  Developmental Disabilities II

6.5 Units

PT 130 C  Mental Disabilities I — Lecture

6.5 Units

PT 135 C  Mental Disabilities II — Lecture

7.5 Units

Prerequisite: PT 120 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture and 168–189 laboratory. This course focuses on the cause and treatment of developmental disabilities. The theory and application of behavioral techniques advocating only the presentation and removal of positive reinforcement is presented. Pharmacological interventions and special dietary needs are also covered. (CSU) Prerequisite: PT 125 C. Term hours: 48–54 lecture and 168–189 laboratory. This course is designed to assist the student in caring for the mentally disabled client at the tertiary level of intervention. Emphasis is placed on assessment and intervention of the chronically hospitalized individual. (CSU) Prerequisite: PT 130 C. Term hours: 72–81 lecture and 144–162 laboratory. This course prepares the student to intervene at the primary and secondary levels of treatment in the care of individuals with mental disabilities. Primary interventions include prevention of mental disabilities through the education of individuals at risk, while secondary interventions are aimed at identified clients during periods of increased stress. (CSU)

Division of Social Sciences Division Dean — Nina DeMarkey Faculty Susan Johnson Randall Martinez Carlos Sandoval Brandy Young

Counselors Velia Lawson Therese Mosqueda-Ponce Daniel Pelletier


The courses taught by this department contribute to the General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes. Please refer to General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes.


This curriculum is designed to provide an opportunity for the Psychology major to achieve an Associate in Arts Degree in Psychology for Transfer (AA-T in Psychology) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division coursework in Psychology or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer-college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university’s requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746–66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an “associate degree for transfer,” a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AA-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AA-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.


PT 110 C  Nursing Science I


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...