Monroe County Community College and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital will host an open house for the college's Sterile Processing Technician course on July 14 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.
While the next course will be taught live on campus in the fall, dates have not yet been determined. 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 Jay McNeil, director of operations, ProMedica Monroe; Karen Miller, director of surgical services and obstetrics, 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.”
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) 384-4229.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu