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§ 2586. Curriculum Hours.

16 CA ADC § 2586Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 25. Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners of the State of California (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2. Psychiatric Technicians
Article 5. Schools for Preparation of Psychiatric Technicians
16 CCR § 2586
§ 2586. Curriculum Hours.
(a) The course for preparation of psychiatric technicians shall consist of not less than 1530 hours or 50 semester units. The course may be offered on a full or part time basis. One hour of instruction for purposes of computing the total hours of instruction or for calculating semester units as specified in this section shall consist of not less than 50 minutes of actual class time.
(b) The course shall consist of not less than 576 hours of theory and 954 hours of supervised clinical experience. The hours of theory and clinical experience shall include a minimum of each of the following:
Theory Hours
Clinical Hours
Nursing science
Mental disorders
Developmental disabilities
(c) The school week shall not exceed 40 hours per week.
(d) School days that consist of class attendance only or a combination of class attendance and clinical experience shall not exceed eight hours in length.
(e) Students may be assigned to shifts of up to and including 12-hour length for clinical experience, only.
(f) Students may be granted holidays and vacation days equivalent to those granted by community colleges.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4504, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4531 and 4532, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 12-17-70; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 70, No. 51).
2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 7-21-72; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 72, No. 30).
3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 4-22-77; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 77, No. 17).
4. Amendment filed 11-16-83; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 83, No. 47).
5. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 4-8-86; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 86, No. 15).
6. Amendment of subsection (c), repealer of subsection (d), new subsections (d)-(f) and amendment of Note filed 12-29-2004; operative 1-28-2005 (Register 2004, No. 53).
This database is current through 3/10/23 Register 2023, No. 10.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2586, 16 CA ADC § 2586
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