Psychiatric Technician



Changes have been made regarding prerequisites courses for the Psychiatric Technician program. 

The prerequisite courses for the program are as follows:

  • BIO 1006 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 
  • NUA 1001 Nurse Aide Health Care Skills
  • NUA 1070 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience

Courses may be completed either spring or summer semester for a program fall start.

If you have any questions, please contact an academic advisor or a student coach to help you.

Why PCC?

Would you like to be a vital frontline caregiver in the area of mental health? A career as a psychiatric technician is a great choice.

Our faculty members are experienced professionals who provide quality education to our students. The department offers an array of learning tools and cutting-edge technology to enhance your experiences and overall education, including learning labs with low- and high-tech manikins and a simulation center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. These experiences make it possible for you to practice in different real-life scenarios.

Our collaborative relationships with local hospitals allow us to provide you the clinical experiences necessary to accomplish graduate competencies and acquire work-ready skills.

What will I learn?

This program teaches you to use basic nursing skills and psychiatric principles to interact with and care for clients in a therapeutic manner and monitor treatment methods. You’ll learn to perform basic nursing skills, administer medications, conduct one-to-one relationship development, and participate in group therapy. You will learn clinical skills though faculty-directed labs and clinical rotations at local hospitals allowing students to be a part of actual hospital experiences.

When you successfully complete all program requirements, you will be awarded a certificate and be eligible to take the standardized exam for state licensure. The program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The licensure requirements for Psychiatric Technician may differ between all 50 states and U.S. territories.  

Pueblo Community College (PCC) recommends each student visit National Mental Health Technician Certification to identify the program requirements for each state in which you plan to live and practice.  

PCC can only guarantee that the requirements for the state of Colorado are met with our program.
Colorado Psychiatric Technician Certification

PCC has not determined if the Psychiatric Technician meets applicable state requirements for the following states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Degree & Certificate Offerings for Psychiatric Technician: 

Psychiatric Technician Certificate

Award/Program Credits

Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Health Professions
Course Availability
Program Start
Program Length
2 Semesters


PCC Nursing

Nursing and Allied Health Teaching and Learning Center
1000 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004