Psychiatric Technician Certificate

The goal of this certificate program is to prepare students to provide safe, therapeutic patient care to individuals who have mental and behavioral health needs in an effective and ethical manner.  This program encompasses 3 classes that collectively will prepare students for level 1 AAPT certification and qualify students to apply for AAPT level II certification after 1 year of relevant work experience. Upon completion of each class students will also attain or be eligible to attain individual credentials that are state and/or nationally recognized. 

1. Nurse Aide – Level I (NC Nurse Aide 1 Certification)

2. Psychiatric Technician (AAPT Certification,  QPR & CPI Certification)

3. Crisis Intervention (QPR & CPI credentialing)

Students must complete the Nurse Aide Level 1 training and be current on the NC Nurse Aide registry prior to enrolling in the Psychiatric Technician. Students must have a US high school diploma or GED before starting the Psychiatric Technician Certificate Program. AAPT also require US high school diploma or GED to qualify for certification.

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