(June 25, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College will offer a new certificate
program in Fall 2014 for students who wish to perform a crucial job in hospital
The Central Sterile
Processing Technologist certificate program will train students to work in the
medical field as equipment preparers. Central sterile processing technicians
are responsible for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments
and equipment used in the operating room and throughout the hospital.
Sterile Processing Department is an area of
greater emphasis in healthcare,” said Shannon Smith, program chair. “These
professionals are the first step in preventing the infection cycle in surgical
patients. The importance of their role cannot be overstated.”
will be admitted to the program each semester. Students will also have the
option of applying the 30 credit hours earned in the certificate program toward
an associate’s degree in health science.
“TCC’s Division of Healthcare
Professions is always excited to work with our community partners in an effort
to meet the community’s needs,” said Smith.
The College will also create an Endoscopy Technician certificate
program for Spring 2015. The Tallahassee medical community has expressed great
enthusiasm for the new programs.
Both programs will be offered at TCC’s Ghazvini Center for
Healthcare Education at 1528 Surgeons Drive in Tallahassee.
For information, contact
Shannon Smith at (850) 558-4573 or firstname.lastname@example.org