Mental Health Technician

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The Mental Health Technician (Psychiatric Aide/Technician) prepares students to work with individuals with psychiatric or substance use disorders following physician instructions and hospital procedures. Psychiatric aides and Mental Health Technicians observe and record patient behavior and present findings to counselors, nurses, and other professional staff. They intervene in crisis situations, actively moderate client behavior, and assist with feeding, moving, and dressing patients as well as personal hygiene and activities of daily living. Students will learn mental disorders, universal precautions, vital signs, observation and charting patient behavior, preventative management of aggressive behavior, patient rights, confidentiality, hygiene, and communication.  Potential work opportunities include:
  • Aides within inpatient/outpatient psychiatric facilities,
  • Day treatment centers,
  • Counseling centers, and
  • Rehabilitation facilities.

Location, Dates, & Times:

  • Mental Health Tech
    • Workforce Success Skills: February 27/March 2, 2023 5:30p-8:30p, Grayson College CWL 
    • Training Program: March 7 - May 11, 2023


  • $599 - Tuition includes required textbook/ workbook and certification exam preparation material.
  • Tuition does NOT include a $175 certification exam fee.


  • High school diploma or GED/high school equivalency. No prior training/certification required.
  Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to sit for the CMHT exam.

Course Structure