Psychiatric Technician


This course is designed to prepare individuals with the knowledge & skills needed to provide safe, therapeutic patient care to individuals who have mental health/behavioral needs in an effective and ethical manner. Course work includes lecture, clinical instruction, isolated clinical experiences, module assignments, module tests, and class projects, delivered through a variety of learning modalities. Successful completion of this instruction will prepare students for Level 1 American Association of Psychiatric Technicians (AAPT) certification exam AND Entry level positions for Psychiatric Aides, Mental Healthcare Technicians and Healthcare Techs/CNAs whose primary patient population has special mental health/behavioral needs.


Tuition (Due at Registration) - $203.50
Valid photo ID & Social Security Card
US high school diploma or GED
Current NC Nurse Aide 1 Registry Listing
Up-to-date immunizations: 2 MMR'S, 2 Varicella, Hepatitis B Series, Tetanus w/in last 10 years, Negative 2 Step TB within last 12 months
Clinical Uniform - Grey Tops & Black Pants
Textbooks - Approx. $70.00
Drug Screen (Approx. $35.00) & Criminal background check (Approx. $45-55) – Purchased through SCC vendor
Certification Exam - Approx. $140.00


Must have a minimum of 8 students registered to hold class. If class is cancelled due to low enrollment those registered will be notified via their Stanly Community College email (listed below is information on how to access the email account). If class is cancelled a full refund will be processed and mailed to you from the business office.

Additional questions please contact Rita Love @ or 704-991-0328


Please contact Eagles 1 Stop to register 704.991.0123