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Endoscopic Technician, C.T.

 

patchWould you like to work with  scopes that view the stomach and colon?

Tapper BuildingThe purpose of this program is to educate students in the specialty of endoscopy and promote knowledge based critical thinking in the safe practice of flexible and rigid endoscopy.

An endoscopy technician is a medical assistant who helps endoscopy nurses and physicians in the gastroenterology (GI) specialty. They deal with patients who have stomach or intestine problems, or those who are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses like colorectal cancer. They usually work in hospitals, but they can find positions at smaller clinics or physician offices.

Upon completion of all core graduation requirements, graduates of this program will receive a Certificate as an Endoscopic Technician. Students may choose to complete the requirements for certification as an associate with the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. (SGNA).

 
 

Who is eligible for Endoscopic Technician CERTIFICATE program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College or if you have previous training in a healthcare field with certification or licensure, you may enroll with advanced standing. 

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Endoscopic Technician CERTIFICATE?

  • This is a two-semester course which can be utilized as a career stepping stone. You can use this career as a short term job to support furthering your education. Other potential careers that you can progress to include surgical technology, surgical first assisting, physician assistant, medical school or any career that you ultimately find meets your interests. 
  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Endoscopic Technician CERTIFICATE Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Courses CH
 +#*HSC1000, Orientation to Perioperative Services 3
 +#*HSC1000L, Orientation to Perioperative Srvs. Lab 1
 #*HSC1531, Medical Terminology 2
 #*HSC2520, Microbiology for Perioperative Services 3
 #*STS1300C, Surgical Anatomy & Physiology 6
 +#*STS1925, Endoscopy Basics 1
 #*STS1926, Endoscopy Technician Theory 3
 #*STS1926L, Endoscopy Technician Lab & Clinical 3
 #*STS2361, The Art of Teamwork in Surgery 1
 #*STS2365, Professional Skills for the OR Team 1
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 24

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites  and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies only to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the ADVISOR

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Professor Libby McNaron
Coordinator, Surgical Technology
850-773-3551 or 
850-769-1551, extension 3551

Health Sciences Building, Third Floor, HS326

lmcnaron@gulfcoast.edu

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Department Chair

Laura Justice
Chair, Health Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 3828
ljustice@gulfcoast.edu

 

 Apply  to the college Now!

2nd Step: Contact Lmcnaron@gulfcoast.edu for Information Packet for Program Entry. 

 
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