Psych Tech Application Information
The Psychiatric Technician Program is a full time program that requires a commitment of rigorous study for one year. This program is offered at The Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero in Atascadero, CA. Students attend classes and clinical rotations 5 days a week for 7 hours each day and are expected to pass each course with a minimum score of 77%. Students must have reliable transportation and be prepared to potentially drive as far south as Arroyo Grande and as far north as King City.
Deadline: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Map of Atascadero State Hospital (Printable PDF)
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.
for class starting January 4, 2021
|September 4, 2020 @ 3PM:||Deadline to submit completed application with supporting documentation|
|September 9, 2020||Projected date for random draw|
|September 16, 2020||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 2021 admission. You must be 18 years of age and have completed 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., Friday - September 4, 2020.
Informational Meetings (PDF flyer)
Please review links below for program information.
|Tuesday||August 4, 2020||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||August 6, 2020||6:00 - 8:00 p.m.|
Click on the links below for more information:
- Psych Tech Program Application Checklist (Cover Page)
Please complete our survey with your application!
- Program Information and Eligibility
- Financial Aid Information
- FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions
Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero
Psychiatric Technician Program Office
Lindsay Byers, Program Director
Jessica Gastelo, Program Secretary
Mailing address: PO Box 7007, Atascadero CA 93423-7007
Physical address: 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA