Ask Joe
Mt. SAC Emergency Alert

Alert: Mt. SAC has Transitioned to Online Classes and Services (see www.mtsac.edu/online). Learn more about our COVID-19 response at www.mtsac.edu/health.

 
Psychiatric Technician to RN, AS

View Catalog Details

Enroll Now

Thousands of students get their start at Mt. SAC every year. Take the path to your future career one step further by enrolling in our program. Apply Now

Psychiatric Technician to RN, AS

View Catalog Details

Questions?

Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Psychiatric Technician to RN, AS

Technology and Health Division
Degree S1209

The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies.
Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
The Licensed Psychiatric Technician is provided career mobility into the Nursing Program to earn as Associate Degree in Nursing.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Requirements for Nursing

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
Select a related job title below to view demand & salary information
    • Registered Nurses

      Registered Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.00

      Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Acute Care Nurses

      Acute Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.01

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.02

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients with psychiatric disorders. May provide psychotherapy under the direction of a psychiatrist.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Critical Care Nurses

      Critical Care Nurses

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.03

      Provide advanced nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Clinical Nurse Specialists

      Clinical Nurse Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 29-1141.04

      Plan, direct, or coordinate the daily patient care activities in a clinical practice. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $79.05

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $110,068.14
      Annual Job Openings
      25,587

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
How to Complete the Program

Guided Pathways

Program Guided Pathways
Pathway Options:
Notates online programs

Certificate & Degree Details

Select a certificate below to expand details
  • Psychiatric Technician to RN, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S1209

    The Mt. San Antonio College Nursing Program, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing,is a two-year program designed to prepare men and women to give direct nursing care to clients in various practice settings. The program consists of course work in nursing, science, general education, and clinical nursing practice at local hospitals and health agencies.
    Graduates of the program receive an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.
    The Licensed Psychiatric Technician is provided career mobility into the Nursing Program to earn as Associate Degree in Nursing.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Requirements for Nursing

    Plan of Study Grid
    Semester 1Units
    NURS 3 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integ/Oncology/Immu 3.5
    NURS 4 Maternity Nursing 3
    NURS 6 Pediatric Nursing 3
     Units9.5
    Semester 2
    NURS 7 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis 7
     Units7
    Semester 3
    NURS 8 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation 5
    NURS 9 Leadership in Nursing 1
    NURS 10 Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation 4
    NURS 11 Preceptorship in Nursing 2
     Units12
     Total Units28.5

    Requirements for the Major

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ANAT 35Human Anatomy5
    ANAT 36Human Physiology5
    ANAT 10AIntroductory Human Anatomy4
    ANAT 10BIntroductory Human Physiology4
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology5
    MICR 22Microbiology4
    ENGL 1AFreshman Composition4
    CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development3
    or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
    SPCH 1APublic Speaking4
    or SPCH 2 Survey of Communication Studies
    or SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking

    NOTE: Applicants planning to continue their education and enter a baccalaureate program in nursing will need to meet with a counselor or educational advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    Requirements for the Associate Degree


    Students must develop an education plan with a counselor or educational advisor to complete college academic requirements for the A.S. degree. Contact the Counseling Department at (909) 274-4380 to schedule an appointment.

    Requirements for Nursing

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Requirements for Nursing
    NURS 3Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensory/Integ/Oncology/Immu3.5
    NURS 4Maternity Nursing3
    NURS 6Pediatric Nursing3
    NURS 7Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/ Surgical Asepsis7
    NURS 8Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation5
    NURS 9Leadership in Nursing1
    NURS 10Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation4
    NURS 11Preceptorship in Nursing2
    Requirements for Major
    ANAT 35
    ANAT 36
    Human Anatomy
    and Human Physiology
    8-10
    or ANAT 10A
    ANAT 10B
    Introductory Human Anatomy
    and Introductory Human Physiology
    MICR 1Principles of Microbiology4-5
    or MICR 22 Microbiology
    ENGL 1AFreshman Composition4
    or ENGL 1AH Freshman Composition - Honors
    CHLD 10Child Growth and Lifespan Development3
    or CHLD 10H Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    or PSYC 14 Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
    or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
    SPCH 1APublic Speaking4
    or SPCH 1AH Public Speaking - Honors
    or SPCH 2 Survey of Communication Studies
    or SPCH 8 Professional and Organizational Speaking
    or SPCH 8H Professional and Organizational Speaking - Honors
    Total Units54.5-57.5

    Nursing Website

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: NursingTitle: DepartmentContact: nursing@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Location: Building 67A-240Phone: (909) 274-4560