Psychiatric Technology

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Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

– Pele

A Psychiatric Technician is a licensed member of the professional health services team who works with individuals who are mentally ill and/or developmentally disabled. Psychiatric Technicians find jobs training developmentally disabled individuals in the community or at developmental centers, and caring for mentally ill people in the prison health system or private and state mental hospitals. The program prepares the student to meet the requirements for Psychiatric Technician licensure examination. See the Psychiatric Technician program licensure examination pass rates here.

Students checking on a patient

What You’ll Study
  • Selected Topics/Psychiatric Technology
  • Psychiatric Technician – Work Experience
  • Leadership Supervision and Ethics
  • Nursing Science
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Disabilities

Visit our catalog for more information about the degrees and certificates, courses, and program learning outcomes for students majoring in Psychiatric Technology.

Careers & Salary


  • Psychiatric Aides
  • Psychiatric Technicians


  • Low: $23k
  • Average: $44k
  • High: $75k

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What Students Say

“I believe that all the faculty and staff at the Psychiatric Technology program help me achieve my goals. Without each and every one of the faculty, I would not be able to be successful in the program, and I am greatly thankful for their passion and dedication to the Psych Tech program and its students.”

Anthony Pansoy

Adjunct Faculty
  • Cynthia Acosta
  • Kimberly Alofaituli
  • Jane Boyce
  • Jessica Jun
Psychiatric Technology Department

Location: Tech Ed III, Room 200
T: (714) 484-7283
Department Chair: Jaime Ramos,