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Mental Health Technician

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ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

In this program, you will gain comprehensive knowledge on mental health best practices to help and support individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and other disorders. You will learn ethical principles and techniques associated with mental health disorders, and the key strategies to help patients who experienced abuse or domestic violence. According to the Nebraska Department of Labor, the demand for Behavioral and Mental Health Technicians in Nebraska is projected to grown 26% by the end of 2030.

This program prepares learners to take the Mental Health Technician Certification exam through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) exam.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Learn about the history of mental health illnesses and fundamental basics of communicating with patients that are diagnosed or have mental impairments.
  • Define the ethics associated with treating patients with mental health disorders.
  • Apply various types of techniques focused on nursing processes and mental health treatments.
  • List the different types of behavioral disorders that can impact a patient's mental health.
  • Describe how age can impact various types of mental disorders, outcomes, and treatment plans.
  • Analyze strategies to help patients that may have been abused or been succumbed to violence as denoted in the text.

Pricing and Class Schedule, click on the class to register:

Tuition: $4,000, includes cost of online learning materials and certification exams.

WINTER Session starts on January 9, 2023.


AUDIENCE

Individuals who aspire to work as a mental health technician in a behavioral health practice, hospitals, private clinics, and residential care facilities.

PHYSICAL STANDARDS

Metropolitan Community College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments. If a prospective student who is otherwise qualified requires a reasonable accommodation, he/she should contact the Disability Support Services office at Metropolitan Community College (MCC).

In order for students to be successful in the Mental Health Tech program, they must have a high school diploma or equivalent plus be able to perform the following technical standards:

General Standard Specific Example
Ability to use senses
  • Visual acuity to identify, read, and understand directions in English on equipment and other documents required in animal care such as laboratory procedures and administering medications, sharps, or equipment.
  • Ability to distinguish distance, colors, objects, and persons
  • Ability to hear sounds and warning signals in training facility, which could lead to an emergency situation requiring some type of proactive or reactive response
  • Ability to detect and tolerate smells that may unpleasant or indicate a possible danger
Physical Ability
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continually.
  • Ability to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch frequently
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Close vision required to see computer monitor, read documents, and operate copy and fax machine
  • Work environment is indoors and climate controlled. Occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions

TUITION ASSISTANCE

These classes and programs are eligible for following tuition assistance programs. Eligibility and funding availability are not guaranteed. For more information on these funding sources and eligibility criteria, please visit:

STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS

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