Monroe County Community College and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital's Sterile Processing Technician Course can be a great first step into the high-demand, high-paying medical field. The 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 next Sterile Processing Technician training course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. beginning September 12 - December 12, 2023. Clinical hours will be at facilities located in Southeast Michigan or Northwest Ohio, generally within one-hour drive time from Monroe. To enroll in the course, students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or equivalency. The cost for the course is $1,955. For those who enroll by September 22, 2023, an installment plan program is available, with four monthly payments of $498.75. To register for the course visit www.monroeccc.edu/LL, select "View Schedule and Register" and the Sterile Processing Technician Course can be found under "Health and Medical" courses.
Presenters for the course will include Krista Lambrix, Director - 2 South Inpatient Surgery, Ambulatory Surgery & Post Anesthesia Care Units, 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 for student to train and begin a career in healthcare.” For more information about the Sterile Processing Technician Course, call 734-384-4124or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.