Department of State Hospitals logoDepartment of State Hospitals-Atascadero
Psychiatric Technician Program Office
(805) 468-3175 phone
(805) 468-2285 fax




Psychiatric Technician Admission Application

 Deadline:  Friday, September 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Map of Atascadero State Hospital (Printable PDF)

Download Application Form 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.

Day Date Time
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:

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