On Thursday, December 26th, Cuesta College’s Psychiatric Technician Program delivered 474 pounds of food to the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Atascadero. A total of 680 non-perishable food items, all donated by the 81 students in the program, made their way to local community members in need.

“The food bank staff were so excited and grateful for the donation,” said Psychiatric Technician Program Director Karen Boriack. “The event was such a great success we hope to do it each year from now on.”

The Psychiatric Technician Program is located at the Department of State Hospitals – Atascadero and is a one-year training program that prepares students for licensure as a psychiatric technician. The 61.5 unit program prepares students 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. The program is currently accepting applications until January 21st at 3:00p.m. For more information, please contact the Psych Tech Program office at 805-468-3175 or visithttp://academic.cuesta.edu/nursing/.

Lauren Milbourne / (805) 546-3108 / Lauren_milbourne@cuesta.edu / Posted: 12/27/13