Endoscope Processing Technician
The Gwinnett Tech Endoscope Reprocessing Program provides an opportunity for Certified Central Processing Technicians to expand and grow in the highly skilled flexible endoscope reprocessing field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts a 9% job growth rate for Flexible Endoscope Reprocessing Technicians from 2020 – 2028.
What can I expect from this program?
Our Endoscope Reprocessing Program provides preparation for a career in this field with well-rounded core and technical courses. In this program, you will study techniques, rules and regulations involved in keeping the endoscopic patient safe and prevent procedural infections and other complications. Coursework includes classroom instruction, hands-on guidance in technologically advanced labs, and clinical rotations in area hospitals. You will learn techniques to disassemble, decontaminate, disinfect/sterilize, check for proper function, and assemble & adjust endoscope instruments/equipment, ensuring they are functioning correctly and have been processed to be used effectively on patients.
Take the first step towards a career in Endoscope Processing Technician and apply for next semester! Important dates and deadlines are listed to get you started and if you are looking for ways to pay for your education, explore our scholarships for this program. You can also learn about our faculty and clubs and organizations to join.
Interested in learning more about this program? Attend one of our monthly information sessions to talk with faculty and learn more about the program and clinical experiences.
Tell me more about this program.
The Gwinnett Tech Endoscope Reprocessing Program prepares you for the certification exam. Passing the certification exam earns you either the title of Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) or Certified Endoscope Reprocessor (CER).
Gwinnett Tech’s Endoscope Reprocessing Program currently offers one Hope Career Grant. HOPE Career Grants provide free tuition assistance toward educational costs for eligible students enrolled in an approved designated program of study. Students must be eligible for and receiving, the HOPE Grant or Zell Miller Grant to be awarded the HOPE Career Grant. It provides assistance with educational costs that are not covered by the HOPE or Zell Miller Grants.
View the Endoscope Reprocessing Certificate Program Fact Sheet for additional information.
How much will it cost?
Gwinnett Tech offers affordability at $100 per credit hour + fees. Great opportunities for scholarships and financial aid with HOPE Grant, HOPE scholarship, HOPE Career Grants and more!