Feb 01, 2023  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

Central Processing Technology

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Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title: 

Technical Certificate (C1) in Central Processing Technology (17 SCH)

CIP Code:         51.1012              SOC Code/s:

Program Description:

The Central Processing Technology program is an educational experience that produces competent entry-level central processing technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains and prepares them to successfully complete the certification exam of their choice. The program provides the qualified and motivated applicant with experiences in a learner-centered environment that is supportive and responsive to their individual needs. Learning experiences are facilitated by qualified faculty and/or preceptors and are designed to help the student learn to independently apply sound theory to practice.

Program Outcomes:

Recognize elements of good patient care and prioritize them before less important elements in the surgical support setting; Behave professionally in a stressful environment with demanding personalities while remaining calm and focused; and Accurately plan for and perform duties of a central processing technician in common surgical support roles

Professional Accrediting Body: If applicable

State Agency/Entity Oversight: If applicable

Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded: If applicable

(Specify whether the credential is awarded as a component of the degree/certificate or if it is optional, meaning that the student is prepared and eligible to take the test for the credential. Also, each course summary form should identify whether the course contributes to the opportunity to earn a specific credential.)

Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT): (Which courses are projected to align with TCAT programs?)

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