Associate in Science Degree Psychiatric Technology

PROGRAM CODE: 1S03790

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
SEMESTER 1
PT 110 CNursing Science I7
PT 115 CNursing Science II7
PSY 139 CDevelopmental Psychology 13
SEMESTER 2
PT 120 CDevelopmental Disabilities I7
PT 125 CDevelopmental Disabilities II7
SEMESTER 3
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