View courses, degrees, and/or certificates for this program in the catalog.

This department is in the division of Science.



The SBVC psychiatric technician department will begin accepting applications in fall 2022. Application will be accepted during the applications period only. The link will be available at that time and accessible below. Please answer all questions honestly and submit the required documents. Also, have your official high school transcripts (or higher level degree) and all other official transcripts submitted to Admissions & Records prior to applying. For further information see office hours below.
The Admissions & Records department is accepting the evaluation request of “Prior College Credits Earned” beginning July 1st, 2022 through August 30th, 2022 for the Psych Tech student who have completed all the prerequisite courses for the Program. This opening period is for the Spring 2023 applicant.
The Psychiatric Technology program is a one-year vocational program that prepares students to work with emotionally, mentally and developmentally disabled clients in a variety of community agencies. The Psychiatric Technology program prepares students to take the California Psychiatric Technician licensing examination. Students may also choose to earn an Associate Degree. The Psychiatric Technology program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Do you want to know what a psychiatric technician is and does? Join our information meetings. All meetings will be virtual. See below for dates, times, and a link:


Office hours and workshops

Date and Time



Monday- Tuesday

1 - 2 Pm


Zoom link for office hours


Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program