Healthcare Simulation Technology AAS Degree

Wake Tech Course ID: A45980

Completion Earns:

AAS - Associate in Applied Science

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Scheduling Options:

  • Day Only

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Financial Aid:

Not at this time

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Program Planning Guide

This curriculum is designed to prepare individuals to teach, remediate, and evaluate healthcare providers using different forms of healthcare simulation. Coursework includes the day-to-day operations of a multidisciplinary healthcare simulation lab. Students will learn how to operate low, mid, and high-fidelity simulation manikin, various task trainers, audiovisual tools used in simulation, and managing standardized patient programs. Graduates of the Healthcare Simulation Technology program will be eligible for employment opportunities at hospitals, public and private educational institutions, emergency medical services agencies, and simulation centers. Qualifying graduates may be eligible for the national Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator exam.

About the Program

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 healthcare. 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.

Become the first in North Carolina to earn an exciting degree in Health Simulation Technology. 
Program starts Fall 2018