Course Descriptions

Psychiatric Technician - PT
  • PT-070
  • Psychology for Nurses
  • Credit(s) 2

Psychology for Nurses
PT 070 will present an overview of human psychology and the many approaches psychologists take in understanding human behavior.

Class Hours:
36 Lecture
  • PT-081
  • Pharmacology 1
  • Credit(s) 1

Pharmacology 1
PT 081 is an overview of basic pharmacological principles, terminology, legal, and safety aspects of medication administration as it pertains to the role of the psychiatric technician. This course will help students understand drug classifications, effects, and client teaching principles with emphasis on anti-infective, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and diabetes medications.

Class Hours:
18 Lecture
Prerequisite(s):
ENG 051A and VNPT 090
Advisory(s):
HS 005
  • PT-082
  • Pharmacology 2
  • Credit(s) 1

Pharmacology 2
PT 082 is a continuation of basic pharmacological principals, terminology, legal and safety aspects of medication administration as it pertains to the role of the psychiatric technician. This course will help students understand drug classifications, effects, and client teaching principals with emphasis on: central nervous system drugs, musculoskeletal drugs, gastrointestinal drugs, endocrine drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-anemics, reproductive medications, immunizing agents and antiseptic/disinfectants.

Class Hours:
18 Lecture
Prerequisite(s):
PT 081
  • PT-083
  • Pharmacology 3
  • Credit(s) 1

Pharmacology 3
PT 083 is a continuation of basic pharmacological principals, terminology, and legal and safety aspects of medication administration as it pertains to the role of psychiatric technician. This course will help students understand drug classifications, effects, and client teaching principals with emphasis on: autonomic system medications, antipsychotics, antidepressants, opioids, sedative-hypnotics, anesthetics, anxiolytics and the principles of drug dependence and addiction.

Class Hours:
18 Lecture
Prerequisite(s):
PT 082