Associate in Science Degree Psychiatric Technology


While the State of California does not require an Associate Degree for licensure as a Psychiatric Technician, the student may elect to earn one.

To earn an Associate Degree students must complete:

  1. all major course requirements with a grade of C or better;
  2. Cypress College Native General Education requirements; California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE Breadth) or IGETC General Education requirements;
  3. the cultural diversity and reading requirements;
  4. any elective courses to complete a minimum of 60 units; and,
  5. have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

At least 50% of all major course work must be completed at Cypress College. Required courses are listed in sequence: Note: A current American Heart Association (AHA) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) card must be maintained by all students admitted to the program.

Prerequisite Courses:
BIOL 160 CIntegrated Medical Science 13
PSY 101 CIntroduction to Psychology3
PT 110 CNursing Science I7
PT 115 CNursing Science II7
PSY 139 CDevelopmental Psychology 13
PT 120 CDevelopmental Disabilities I7
PT 125 CDevelopmental Disabilities II7
PT 090 C Leadership Supervision and Ethics 10.5
PT 130 CMental Disabilities I7
PT 135 CMental Disabilities II7
Addional Recommended Coursework Not Required
Educational Planning 11
College Writing Preparation `4
Selected Topics/Psychiatric Technology 21
Total Units51.5