Mental health technicians care for patients with mental and emotional problems under the supervision of psychiatrists, psychologists and nurses. Students can find undergraduate certificate and degree programs in the field.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Clinical Pastoral Counseling
- Community Health Services
- Genetic Counseling
- Marriage and Family Counseling
- Medical Social Work
- Mental Health Counseling
- Mental Health Services Technician
- Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
- Substance Abuse Counseling
The best programs for mental health technicians provide comprehensive training in the field. Profiled below are Sinclair Community College, Cypress College, Williston State College and Chattanooga State Community College, all of which offer excellent programs.
Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio
|School Highlight: Graduates of the school's associate's degree program have the training they need to register as Social Work Assistants through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Board.|
Sinclair Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science in Mental Health Technology. An associate's degree program with a focus on chemical dependency is also available. Further studies in addictions can be found through the school's certificate programs in Activity Programming, Chemical Dependency Counseling, and Residential Technician.
Cypress College in Cypress, California
|School Highlight: Cypress College offers 58 bachelor's degree programs, 141 career-certificate programs, in addition to 51 other programs.|
Cypress College, located near Disneyland, offers a certificate and an Associate in Science program for aspiring psychiatric technicians. Acceptance into the program is competitive; only 24 applicants are admitted each semester.
Williston State College in Williston, North Dakota
|School Highlight: The college permits transfer programs in the path towards obtaining A.A. and A.S. degrees.|
Williston State College offers programs in mental health and addiction technology, through which students may pursue either a certificate or Associate of Applied Science. The school provides residential housing for first-time students, adult students and students with families.
Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee
|School Highlight: Students in the Human Services Specialist Program can prepare for careers in mental health technology while earning an Associate of Applied Science.|
In the Human Services Specialist A.A.S. program, aspiring technicians learn about mental health and other relevant topics that they will likely encounter in social work-related careers, including drug abuse, poverty, physical disabilities, aging, and child care. In addition to general education and career-focused classes, students must complete a human services practicum prior to graduation.
Top Mental Health Technician Schools
Here are some more colleges that offer relevant training for mental health technicians:
- Mission College in Santa Clara, CA, offers a Psych Tech A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement in the field.
- Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, offers a Mental Health Associate A.A.S.
- At Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, students can take courses in Mental Health.
- At Napa Valley College in Napa, CA, the Skills Lab provides practical experiences for aspiring psychiatric technicians.
- Porterville College in Porterville, CA, offers a psychiatric technician Certificate of Achievement.
Aspiring mental health technicians can find strong training programs at colleges around the country.