Mental Health/Psychiatric Technician (MENT)

MENT 40  Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling

3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Theory and practice in interviewing skills. Stresses application of counseling theories, helping skills, and consultation theories to allow exploration of self as a helper and learn facilitating skills to bring about change. Emphasis on establishing rapport, obtaining information and developing a supportive relationship in a variety of mental health settings.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623159MENT:40M12:30pm - 3:40pmS. James-Perez67A-233

MENT 56  Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians

9 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 162   
Prerequisite: Admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program
Corequisite: MENT 56L

Holistic approach to assessment and intervention in the care of the medical-surgical patient. Examines physiological modes of rest and exercise, regulation, circulation, ventilation, reproductive, elimination and the sensory system; medical-surgical nursing; care of the dying patient, cardiovascular problems; calculations of drug dosage and administration of medications; study of anatomy and physiology of the human body.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623160MENT:56TW7:30am - 12:00pmJ. Mc Graw; C. Gilbert67A-205
T1:00pm - 3:00pmJ. Mc Graw; C. Gilbert67A-205
Fall 201623161MENT:56TW7:30am - 12:00pmM. Reyes; C. Gilbert67A-215
W1:00pm - 3:00pmM. Reyes; C. Gilbert67A-215

MENT 56L  Medical-Surgical Clinical Experience

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 216
Corequisite: MENT 56

Application, assessment, intervention, and evaluation of nursing treatment in the physiological modes of rest and exercise, regulation, nutrition, elimination, application of emergency procedures, circulation, ventilation, fluids, and electrolytes. Psychosocial aspects of care including interdependence, role function, self-concept, care of aged, and cultural aspects. Development and application of nursing skills for those with medical-surgical problems and special needs. Calculation and administration of medications. Roy's Adaptation Model serves as the conceptual framework.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623162MENT:56LRF7:00am - 12:00pmJ. Mc GrawHOSP-XXXX
R12:30pm - 3:00pmJ. Mc GrawHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623163MENT:56LRF7:00am - 12:00pmM. ReyesHOSP-XXXX
R12:30pm - 3:00pmM. ReyesHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623164MENT:56LRF7:00am - 12:00pmA. TullHOSP-XXXX
R12:30pm - 3:00pmA. TullHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623165MENT:56LRF7:00am - 12:00pmS. YatesHOSP-XXXX
R12:30pm - 3:00pmS. YatesHOSP-XXXX

MENT 58D  Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing and Pharmacology for PT

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 72   
Prerequisite: MENT 56, MENT 56L
Corequisite: MENT 58L

Disease processes affecting body systems; etiology; required nursing care; study of drugs: standards, administration, dose calculations.

MENT 58L  Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 90
Prerequisite: MENT 56 and MENT 56L
Corequisite: MENT 58D

The application of nursing skills to patients with medical-surgical disorders which includes administration of medications utilizing the Nursing Process. Sister Callista Roy's Adaptation Model serves as the conceptual framework.

MENT 70  Introduction to Psychiatric Technology

1.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 27   
Prerequisite: Admission to Psychiatric Technician Program
Corequisite: MENT 70L

Role and function of the Psychiatric Technician. Includes mental health theories of personality development, self-concept, role function, and interdependence. Also includes developmental disabilities theories of sensorimotor techniques and positive behavior support techniques.

MENT 70L  Introduction to Psychiatric Technology Clinical Technicians

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 108
Corequisite: MENT 70

Clinical experience at mental health facilities within the community which serve people with mental health and intellectual, physical and other developmental disabilities.

MENT 72  Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person

7 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 126   
Prerequisite: MENT 56, MENT 56L, MENT 70, MENT 70L
Corequisite: MENT 72L

Etiology of developmental disabilities; develops the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to safely teach individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Techniques of behavior modification, positive behavior support and sensorimotor training are used, as well as the teaching of self-help skills. Examines normal development from infancy to the aged.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623166MENT:72TWR1:00pm - 3:25pmB. Nixon67A-233
Fall 201623396MENT:72TWR1:00pm - 3:25pmC. Hernandez67A-225

MENT 72L  Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person - Clinical

5.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 287
Corequisite: MENT 72

Application of skills needed to teach, train, and provide care for the individuals with intellectual/physical and other developmental disabilities.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623167MENT:72LTWRF7:30am - 11:45amC. GilbertHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623168MENT:72LTWRF7:30am - 11:45amA. Badre; R. SandhuHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623169MENT:72LTWRF7:30am - 11:45amC. HernandezHOSP-XXXX

MENT 73L  Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical

5.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 287
Prerequisite: Admission to Psychiatric Technician Program. MENT 56 and MENT 56L
Corequisite: MENT 73T

Clinical instruction in the assessment and treatment of individuals diagnosed with mental disorders.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623170MENT:73LWR7:00am - 12:00pmS. Caraffa; A. SanchezHOSP-XXXX
WR12:30pm - 3:30pmS. Caraffa; A. SanchezHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623171MENT:73LWR7:00am - 12:00pmS. Soto; A. FeltenHOSP-XXXX
WR12:30pm - 3:30pmS. Soto; A. FeltenHOSP-XXXX
Fall 201623172MENT:73LWR7:00am - 12:00pmT. RuddHOSP-XXXX
WR12:30pm - 3:30pmT. RuddHOSP-XXXX

MENT 73T  Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians

6 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 108   
Prerequisite: MENT 56 MENT 56L
Corequisite: MENT 73L PSYC 1A
Advisory: MENT 40

Theoretical instruction in the assessment and treatment of individuals diagnosed with mental disorders, medications used in the treatment of mental disorders, therapeutic communication and other therapeutic techniques, and assertiveness and leadership skills necessary for safe practice as a licensed Psychiatric Technician.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201623173MENT:73TMT8:30am - 11:50amB. Nixon; A. Tull67A-233
Fall 201623174MENT:73TMT8:30am - 11:50amA. Sanchez67A-225

MENT 82  Work Experience in Mental Health Technology

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 150
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog, MENT 72, and MENT 73T

Provides students with on-the-job experience in the field of mental health, nursing skills, addiction paraprofessional training, and/or developmental disability, related to classroom instruction, at an approved work site. On-the-job experience at an approved work site. Requires 150 paid or 120 non-paid hours.

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