Due to budgetary issues, the Santa Rosa Junior College Health Sciences Cluster will no longer offer the Psychiatric Technician Program as of January 2011. This program has been inactivated along with several other programs at the college>.
Students who wish to prepare for the Psychiatric Technician program at Napa Valley College, can use SRJC courses to meet prerequisite requirements. Please see the articulation for the NVC program. Articulation Agreement
ABOUT PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIANS
Psychiatric Technicians are integral members of highly valued care-giving teams. In the community mental heath system, you will find Psychiatric Technicians applying their skills in county hospitals, community outreach programs, and psychiatric emergency response teams providing quality care to patients. You will also find Psychiatric technicians in community homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.
It is projected that thousands of skilled Psychiatric Technicians will be needed in the next three to five years in California. With such a critical need for licensed Psychiatric Technicians, there are many excellent employment opportunities that offer starting salaries ranging from $40,000 to $62,000 annually.
A successful Psychiatric Technician should possess self-confidence, a liking for and interest in people, adaptability, and the ability to work cooperatively with other health-care personnel. If you’re seeking a profession where you can demonstrate compassionate professional skills, SRJC’s Psychiatric Technician Program offers an outstanding career opportunity.