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Residential Specialist RTC.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 12 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Human Services and Behavioral Health
Effective as of Fall 2017

Short term certificate program to obtain skills necessary to work in residential settings such as in-patient facilities, group homes, half-way houses, and in-home care.

What is the program about?

This certificate provides the basic education needed to apply for residential specialist positions in human services, mental health, addictions, developmental disabilities and other populations. The certificate includes safety of the resident, healthy communication, conflict resolution, knowledge of human services and behavioral health field, professional documentation and ethical standards. There is a 105 hour practicum included in the certificate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of procedures for response and maintenance of clients safety and health.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and skills of professional and ethical expectations of the residential technician.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills of the role of the residential technician.
  • Describe the services provided at a residential setting.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and documentation.

Career Opportunities

Residential Services are expanding for mental health, corrections, developmental disabilities and seniors. This program prepares students to meet the minimum expectations to work in this setting. Residential facilities need workers 24 hours a day/7 days a week.



  • DEV 0035

Additional Information

  • Contact HSBH department for additional information
  • 108 hour practicum required


Course Title Credits
ALH 1130 Basic Life Support Training 1
MHT 1101 Introduction to Human Services & Behavioral Health 3
MHT 1203 Professional Documentation 3
MHT 2138 Ethical Issues in Behavioral Healthcare 2
MHT 2225 Residential Technician Practicum 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.