Program Description

Description of the PT Program:

The Psychiatric Technician program is now a year long vocational program with admission starting in August as well as December of each academic year.  First- Third semester you will attend theory/academic classes. Theory classes are held 2 (8 hour) days a week at the Coalinga campus. They are generally held from 7:30am – 3:30pm. Additionally, clinical assignments are held two (10.5 hour) days a week. Hours and locations will vary. Please be prepared to drive all over the Central Valley as well as the Central Coast.

You are required to attend every class and every clinical assignment. Excessive absences may result in dismissal from the program.

The Psychiatric Technician Training Program operates on three, 16-week semesters. Each term has a specific focus of study. 

Financial Aid

Applicants should contact the West Hills Community College Financial Aid Office regarding various sources of educational funding.  You can also contact your local Workforce Development office usually found in your county social services departments for possible additional assistance. Contact information: (559) 934-2423 on WHCC/Coalinga Capmus, Building A. They provide services for Fresno County. For Kings County try JTO (559) 585-3532.

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Erin Devine Senior Secretary of Health Careers (559) 934-2641

Sherry Barragan Director ofPsychiatric Technician Program healthcareerscoalinga (559) 934-2760

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