On Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at 4 p.m., Monroe County Community College and ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital will host an Open House for the college's Sterile Processing Technician course offered this fall. The Open House will be held at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital, 718 N. Macomb St., Monroe, MI. Attendees can register for the open house by calling 734-384-4127 or emailing

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.

The next Sterile Processing Technician training course will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. beginning in mid-September, 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 and it is eligible for the Michigan Reconnect Short-Term Training scholarship program.

Presenters for the course will include Krista Lambrix, Director - 2 South Inpatient Surgery, Ambulatory Surgery & Post Anesthesia Care Units, ProMedica Monroe; Jennifer Lakey, 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 a student to train and begin a career in healthcare.” 

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. 

MCCC, along with the Southeast Michigan Construction Academy,  will also host an Open House for prospective electrical students on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. in Founders Hall 185 on the college's Main Campus, 1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI. 

Highlighting and discussing the Level 1 Electrical Course, which will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. beginning in early September, during the Open House participants will learn about the program, meet instructors, learn how to become an electrical apprentice, and be able to ask questions to assist them in choosing an exciting and rewarding career as a journeyman electrician.  To RSVP or to get additional information, email or call (734) 384-4127.

SEMCA’s four-level training program follows industry recognized curriculum of the National Center for Construction Education & Research. The course begins with basic construction safety in residential, commercial and industrial construction. All students will receive instruction in operating hand and power tools. Students will be introduced to electrical theory and the rules and regulations that govern the trade through the National Electrical Code. In addition, they will learn the basics of electrical circuits, conduit bending and residential electrical service. The course trainers will address career paths in the electrical industry including apprenticeship requirements. Throughout the Level 1 course, students will spend time in the classroom, as well as a mocked shop space to perform hands-on tasks.

SEMCA training meets all the required standards of the NCCER nationally standardized program ( Successful completion of this course will result in an NCCER credential and listing in the NCCER registry. Students will also receive an OSHA 10 certification and are eligible to enroll in Level 2 of SEMCA’s four-level training program. The stackable credential can be easily transferred among accredited sponsors throughout the industry, allowing students to continue training with other NCCER participants.

NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created in 1996. It was developed with the support of more than 125 construction CEOs and various associations and academic leaders who united to revolutionize training for the construction industry. Sharing the common goal of developing a safe and productive workforce, these companies created a standardized training and credentialing program for the industry. This progressive program has evolved into curricula for more than 60 craft areas and a complete series of more than 70 assessments offered in over 4,000 NCCER-accredited training and assessment locations across the United States.  NCCER develops standardized construction and maintenance curricula and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s National Registry which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. The National Registry also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

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

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