Monroe County Community College and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital will host an open house for the college's Sterile Processing Technician course on Wednesday, July 19 at 4 p.m.
The open house will begin in the board room at ProMedica Monroe, which is located on the first floor.
MCCC's Sterile Processing Technician course is a noncredit, 12-week medical career training track that awards continuing education units upon completion and is designed to prepare students to function as sterile processing professionals in multiple healthcare settings.
Sterile processing technicians perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.
The open house will include a presentation on sterile processing technology, an outline of the curriculum for the course, information on employer expectations and employee salaries, a tour of ProMedica Monroe's Sterile Processing Technology Lab, information on the upcoming fall offering of the course and an overview of tuition assistance for eligible students.
To enroll in the course, students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or equivalency.
Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm and begin on Tuesday, September 12. The last class is Tuesday, December 12. Clinical hours will be at facilities located in Southeast Michigan or Northwest Ohio, generally within one-hour drive time from Monroe. The cost for the course is $1,955.
Presenters will include Krista Lambrix, Director of 2 South Inpatient Surgery, Ambulatory Surgery and Post-Anesthesia Care, ProMedica Monroe; Melanie Leath, instructor of MCCC's Sterile Processing Technician course, and Stacey Goans, director, Michigan Works! Monroe American Job Center.
“There is a local need for sterile processing technicians, and successful completers can expect to earn a starting hourly wage between $16 and $20 per hour or more,” said Barry Kinsey, director of workforce development at MCCC. “Most of the students who have attended previous training sessions are actively employed in the field. This is a great opportunity to get into the healthcare field”
Students who complete this comprehensive course with a passing grade of 70 or higher will be prepared to sit for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification Exam.
To RSVP for the open house, email Barry Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or call MCCC's Office of Workforce Development at (734) 384-4127.