Healthcare Simulation Technology Certificate

(C45980) - Healthcare Simulation Technicians (SIM-Techs) are trained to set up, operate, and manipulate patient manikins, multimedia systems, and computer programs for the production of realistic simulations that replicate medical conditions found in modern health care. Our SIM-Tech students learn through concentrated classroom, laboratory, and scenario-based training. Heavy emphasis is placed on communication skills, high-fidelity manikin operations and maintenance, and scenario development from initial storyboarding to production.

The Certificate Program is open to well-qualified students currently serving in healthcare simulation with a recognized hospital, medical training facility, or EMS agency. Strong communication skills are preferred, along with a basic understanding of modern healthcare simulation. Certification or licensure in a field of allied health or medicine is required.

The following are requirements that must be met prior to consideration for admission into the Healthcare Simulation Technology program.  Completion of these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program but qualifies applicants for consideration for acceptance.  Acceptance into clinical classes is based on the date the clinical application is submitted and seat availability.

All applicants must complete the following minimum requirements

  • Complete the Wake Tech application process
  • Provide official transcripts of all previous education completed, including high school and/or GED scores and all college transcripts (if college has already been attended). If you already have a college degree, you do not need to submit high school transcripts.
  • Provide verification of any of the following:
    • Current, unencumbered license or credential for a direct-patient, assessment-based program, such as RN, ARRT, or EMT-Paramedic
    • Graduate of a Healthcare Educator program
    • Provide verification of work experience in a healthcare simulation lab at a recognized hospital, medical training facility, or EMS agency for at least 2,000 hours

The Healthcare Simulation Technology program admits students on a first-come, first-served basis until the clinical seats are filled.  Once clinical seats are filled, additional applicants will be placed on an alternate list and offered seats if and when they become available.  Entry in the program will be based on completion of all minimum admission requirements and the date of clinical application submission.

Graduates may be eligible to take examinations given by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare to earn the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification.  For more information, please go to their website - .