Do you see yourself helping people who need social, personal, and emotional support to improve their relationships and quality of life?

If so, the Mental Health career may be a good fit. Mental Health Technicians are paraprofessionals who help healthcare workers, social workers, and other professionals provide services to people in the fields of nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work.

Our Mental Health Technology career prepares students with the technical abilities, both written and verbal, for the mental health professions, as the focus moves from institutionalized rehabilitative services to developmental community-based services. Students will be prepared to assist psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals in assessment, referral, counseling, and recreational activities for patients/clients in residential and outpatient mental health care facilities.

Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for psychiatric technicians offered by the American Association of Psychiatric Technicians and will have completed partial requirement for the Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) credential as outlined in Florida statutes.

The Mental Health Technology career core classes are as follow:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Medical Records-Management
  • Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Mental Health Technology
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Assessments and Interventions in Mental Health
  • Marriage and Family
  • Individual & Group Therapeutic Approaches 
  • Substance Abuse Issues in Mental Health  
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Mental Health Externship
As a Mental Health Technology major student, you will learn both written and verbal technical skills that will teach you the fundamentals of this profession and give you a strong foundation with which to begin to help the lives of others.
We maintain clinical affiliations with several hospitals and agencies in North Central Florida. Our students are assigned clinical externships to provide a well-rounded education.


Job Opportunities:

  • Mental Health Technician
  • Aid in Residential Mental Health Care Facilities
  • Aid in Outpatient Mental Health Care Facilities

Success Story

Chandra Davis one of our many successful graduates from the Mental Health Technology program stated “I decided to go to college so I could train for a career I really wanted…I like the hands-on learning, which is very different than colleges where you just learn from a book. I want to become an addiction counselor and work with young adults. Thanks to City College, I know I am going to achieve my goals.”

Let us assist you on the path to a rewarding career in the Mental Health field!

If you see yourself helping people who are lacking of social, personal, and emotional support our Mental Health Career in Florida is the program for you.

We are currently accepting applications. Start the process now!