2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN

PSYTEC 10
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN(1)

Class Hours:  9 Lecture Prerequisite: Application to the Psychiatric Technician Program Required

Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 101B and Math 101 or equivalent PSYTEC 10 is an introductory psychiatric technician course presents concepts necessary to practice safely And legally in a forensic mental institution.  Strategies and information to succeed in the psychiatric technician program will be presented. (AA,CSU)

PSYTEC 12
NURSING SCIENCE(18.5)

Class Hours:  14.5 Lecture, 20.5 Laboratory

Nursing Science will present the principles of mental health and physical health, the maintenance of health, anatomy and  physiology, and an understanding of disease and its treatment.  Students will develop the ability to perform basic care activities, provides learning experiences in the care of  children, adults, and aged patients with medical/surgical conditions.(AA, CSU)

PSYTEC 14
PSYCHIATRIC NURSING(18.5)

Class Hours:  14.5 Lecture, 20.5 Laboratory  Prerequisite:  PSYTEC 12 or equivalent.

This course will introduce psychological and mental profession.  The causes, prevention, and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders will be examined by providing practice in interpersonal skills, self-understanding, problem solving, communication, and the use of rehabilitative methods in providing patient care. (AA, CSU)

PSYTEC 16
CARE OF DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
   (7)

Class Hours:  12.5 Lecture, 20 Laboratory Prerequisite: PSYTEC 12 or equivalent. This course will examine the care of the developmentally disabled by providing learning experiences in community facilities and continued practice in individual and group work. (AA, CSU)

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