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Mental Health Nursing Technician (MHNT)

Provides the healthcare worker specialized training enabling them to:

  • Bridge ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic divides
  • Serve as liaisons between health, social services, and community members
  • Develop methods to educate the patient/resident about self-care, encourage participation in social and therapeutic activities, and recognize and report suicidal or violent behavior.

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of mental illnesses and their symptoms, appropriate medications, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and emergency care. Demonstrate respectful communication, cultural compassionate care, and creative approaches to challenging behaviors.

ATTENTION EMPLOYERS: This course is designed to upgrade and enhance the healthcare worker's current occupational skills and qualifications. We can also customize our training for Businesses and Industries to meet their specific training needs.

Best serves those responsible for patients/residents in the following settings:

  • Mental Health settings
  • In-patient and partial hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Boarding Homes
  • Public school staff/Counselors


  • Must be an activeC.N.A., licensed, or registered healthcare worker to enroll.
  • Background Check (
  • Hep B Shot series (Plan ahead! This shot series takes six months)



Health & Biosciences Contact Information

Registration Specialists
Office: Palo Alto College
Palomino Center 103 

David Rutkoski
Program Manager
Phone: 210-486-3411
Office: Palo Alto College
Sabine Hall Room 115

Angela Garcia
Admin. Service Specialist
Phone: 210-486-3325
Office: Palo Alto College
Sabine Hall Room 101