Behavioral Health Technician
This course explores the basic principles of behavioral health in a behavioral health care setting. This course develops interpersonal and technical skills while working with clients in psychiatric care settings. Students obtain skills used daily by Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT’s) such as therapeutic communication and relationship building and conducting psychoeducational therapy groups. Students will also explore aspects of mental health and factors that influence human development and behavior. Opportunities in the field may be available to students second semester. Additional fees will be required for off-campus experiences.
Length: 1 Year
Credits: 2 Credits (1.0 CTE / 1.0 English A)
Certifications: Behavioral Health Technician certificate preparation, Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association CPR/FAS/AED
Concurrent Enrollment: Pueblo Community College (PTE 1010, PTE 1020)