Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Atascadero: Psychiatric Technician Trainee Program

Atascadero Partnership with Cuesta Collete

Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Atascadero and Cuesta College offer a one-year training program that prepares the student for licensure as a psychiatric technician. Accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, the 61.5 unit program prepares the student to provide nursing and therapeutic services for persons with mental disabilities, emotionally disturbed or developmentally disabled, under the direction of a physician, psychiatrist, or registered nurse.

Minimum Qualifications for Students Entering College Program:

Eligible students must be at least 18 years of age and have completed high school or GED equivalent to be considered.

Course Calendar

Classes begin three times per year.

Contact Information for Internship Program:

For further information about the program and/or application materials, contact:

Karen Boriack
Director of the Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero/
Cuesta College Psychiatric Technician Trainee Program
Psychiatric Technician Training Program
Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero
P.O. Box 7007
Atascadero, CA 93423-7001

(805) 468-3175
e-mail: Jenny.Grant@dsh.ca.gov

Hospital Internship Details:

Enrolled students may be offered 20 hours per week of after school part-time work which includes a monthly salary and health, dental and vision benefits.

Facility Type: State Hospital, Psychiatric Facility

Client Types: Forensic mentally ill (male)

Client Ages: Young adult, middle-aged adult, and older adult

Number of hours per week: 20 hours after part-time school

Stipend: Monthly salary and health, dental, and vision benefits

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Status: Active