This certificate provides the basic education needed to apply for residential technician positions in mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and other populations. The certificate includes safety of the resident, healthy communication, conflict resolution, knowledge of human services and behavioral health field, and professional and ethical expectations. There is a 105 hour practicum included in the certificate.
Students in this course will demonstrate professional knowledge and skills for the residential technician including safety, health, communication, cultural diversity, residential services and the role of the residential staff. Two classroom, seven practicum hours per week at the agency for full 16-week semester. Four classroom, fourteen practicum hours per week for 8-week term.