Would you like to be a key player of a mental health treatment team?
Psychiatric technicians and aides care for people who have mental illness and developmental disabilities. Technicians typically provide therapeutic care and monitor their patients’ conditions. Aides help patients in their daily activities and ensure a safe, clean environment. They are employed in hospitals, community mental health centers, psychiatric clinics, social service agencies and geriatric nursing homes.
- At the completion of the certificate the student will be able to define and demonstrate an understanding of core social science concepts through the study of psychology.
- Specialty certification for Mental Health Technicians is available through the National Career Certification Board (NCCB).
Students seeking the Mental Health Technician Certificate may also be interested in pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science with potential for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program in psychology or seek further career development in any of the health sciences field.