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Psychiatric Technician Program Office
(805) 468-3175 phone
(805) 468-2285 fax




Psychiatric Technician Admission Application

 Deadline:  September 6, 2024 at 3:00 p.m.

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Students must have reliable transportation and be prepared to potentially drive as far south as Arroyo Grande and as far north as King City to attend their clinicals.

SUMMER 2024 APPLICANT SELECTION IMPORTANT DATES – for class starting January 2025
September 6, 2024 @ 3pm Deadline to submit completed application with supporting documentation
September 11, 2024
Projected date for random draw
September 13, 2024
Letters to candidates advising status of random draw

What are Psychiatric Technicians?  An Overview

Applications to the Psychiatric Technician Program at the Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero are currently being accepted for January 2025 admission. You must be 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license and social security card, and have completed at least high school or GED equivalent to be considered. Completed applications must be received in the Psychiatric Technician Program Office at the Department of State Hospitals - Atascadero, 10333 El Camino Real by 3:00 p.m., September 6, 2024.

Click on the links below for more information:

Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero
Psychiatric Technician Program Office
Lindsay Byers, Program Director
Amanda Andrews, Program Secretary

Email:       Telephone:  (805) 468-3175
Mailing address: PO Box 7007, Atascadero CA 93423-7007
Physical address: 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA