Mental Health Technician

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Start your career in the healthcare field in just four months by joining the Mental Health Technician program today!

During this course, you will gain an understanding of the history of mental health nursing and the basics of mental health care. You will review the ethics of caring for patients and will ultimately gain an understanding of developmental psychology throughout a person's lifespan, as well as how sociocultural influences can impact one's mental health. This course prepares you to take the Mental Health Technician Certification exam through the American Medical Certification Association.

Join today and take advantage of:

  • Flexibility: This program is self-paced and provided through an online training format, allowing you the flexibility to study as much or as little as your schedule allows. Though this program is designed to be completed in 4 months of full-time study, you will have a full 12 months to complete your training.
  • One-on-one support: With experienced trainers available by phone, email, and chat, it's like having your own personal support team to assist you throughout the course.
  • National Certification Preparation: You will graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to pass the Mental Health Technician Certification exam through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) and start working as soon as you finish.

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