Certificate for Behavioral Health Technician

This certificate was developed through the collaborative efforts of Fort Hays State University's Psychology Department and KVC Wheatland Psychiatric Hospital.  It is designed to give students in the behavioral sciences the skills to work as a treatment team member in a inpatient psychiatric child care facility.  This certification should enhance the employability of the student in any child or adolescent psychiatric care facility. 

To earn the 13-credit hour certificate, you must complete the following classes.

Course #

Course Name

When Offered

PSY 100

General Psychology (3 credit hours)

Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY 300

Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)

Fall, Spring, Summer

PSY 400

PSY 670

Child and Development Psychology (3 credit hours) or

Childhood Psychopathology

Fall, Spring


PSY 476C

Apprenticeship** (1 credit hour)

Fall, Spring

PSY 685

Behavior Therapy (3 credit hours)


** The apprenticeship consists of actual on-site training at the Hays Campus of KVC Wheatland, course of study available here.

View a welcome letter from James Roberson, Assistant Director of Administration at KVC Wheatland.

See KVC Wheatland's web site at http://www.kvc.org/kansas/services/psychiatric-hospital for information on the program and click the employment tab at the top of the home page for detailed information on the Behavior Health Technician position.