Psych Tech Application Information
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⇒ Wednesday, December 18 to Sunday, December 22 and
⇒ Thursday, December 26 to Monday, December 30 (Campus closed)
We apologize for this disruption of services for the purpose of upgrading campus infrastructure as part of Measure L funding.
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 Paso Robles.
SPRING 2020 RANDOM DRAW IMPORTANT DATES (Printable PDF)
for class starting May 11, 2020
|January 10, 2020 @ 3PM:||Deadline to submit completed application with supporting documentation|
|January 15, 2020||Projected date for random draw|
|January 22, 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 May 2020 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 - January 10, 2020.
Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero LCR
|Tuesday||December 3, 2019||10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||December 5, 2019||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- new flyer coming soon
- 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