West Hills College Coalinga Psychiatric Technician Graduation Set for December 12

WHCC’s Psychiatric Technician Program will award certificates to 21 students on Dec. 12 during a graduation and pinning ceremony.

The ceremony will take place in the WHCC theater and will begin at 5:00 p.m.

"The Psychiatric Technician program is highly valued,” said program instructor Hector Dam-Mikkelsen.  “Not only is it equipping graduates with a highly desired skill set in the mental and developmental disability sectors, but it is also an economic driving force with a tremendous ripple effect.  Graduates are consistently increasing their annual incomes and improving the quality of their lives.”

The ceremony will feature comments from faculty speaker Sherry Barragan and student speakers Omar Velazquez and Martin Salas.

For more information, call 934-2000.

This year, the Psychiatric Technician program garnered recognition for the success of its graduates.

West Hills College Coalinga’s Psychiatric Technician program was ranked 3rd in the state for successful Psychiatric Technician Licensing Examination pass rates.

Graduates from the program achieved a pass rate of 87.5% on the recent California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric ranking of schools for 1st time test takers’ pass rates.