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Tissue Banking Technology TBT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 12 Credit Hours

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Effective as of Fall 2020

To be an integral part of the donor ‘gift’ process that provides tissues to help improve the lives of others.

What is the program about?

The Tissue Banking Technology certificate program prepares individuals to attain the skills necessary to become a certified tissue banking technologist. Tissue banking technologists are integral in the recovery, processing, storage and distribution of human tissue.Students in this program will gain basic knowledge of human anatomy, sterile technique and clean room protocols, tissue processing techniques and equipment, and all ethical and regulatory standards related to the field of Tissue Banking. Basic concepts of Sterile Processing procedures will also be introduced. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate safe performance of skills related to sterile and surgical technique, and tissue recovery, processing, storage, and distribution of human tissue.
  • Utilize critical thinking as a basis for clinical judgment and anticipatory decision making when handling human tissue.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors of responsibility, accountability, quality of care, ethics and federal regulation.

Career Opportunities

Careers in Tissue Banking Technology are growing both locally and nationally, as interest in new graft technology continues to rise. Locally, CBCCTS has expanded its operations and opened a new processing facility that will increase current processing capacity by 40%.


Certification (CTBS) is not mandated but is highly recommended. Credits attained through the TBT.STC program and one-year experience count toward eligibility to take the CTBS exam.


Course Title Credits
BIO 1107 Human Biology 3
(MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences)) 3
SUT 1101 Tissue Banking I 2
SUT 1107 Lab for Tissue Banking I 1
SUT 2101 Tissue Banking II 2
SUT 2107 Practicum for Tissue Banking II 1
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.