Medical Simulation

In collaboration with Big Bend Community College

Medical Simulation in healthcare is an exciting field that provides a simulated environment with the used of high-fidelity manikins that breath, blink, talk, bleed and sweat. Many medical procedures can be performed on the realistic manikins in real time to simulate the real-life experience of patient care.

CBC's Medical Simulation program is offered in collaboration with Big Bend Community College.

The Medical Simulation program prepares students for entry-level employment in simulation centers and laboratories. Simulations are beneficial to all levels of healthcare providers, first responders and military personnel.

Most of the content in the Medical Simulation courses are taught online with a preceptor lab option. This means that distance learners have an opportunity to complete their labs with an expert in the field in an approved location closer to their homes. In order to create an effective distance learning plan, students will need to contact the Medical Simulation coordinator or adviser as soon as possible.

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Simulation
  • Online course provides accessibility for long-distance learner
  • Course labs are one weekend per quarter
  • Many previous college credits may transfer
  • The program offers excellent preparation for certification exams


Medical Simulation has become an increasingly critical education tool. The AAS-T degree will prepare students to program, maintain, repair, and provide training for simulation equipment. Completion of this program leads to positions in hospitals and colleges such as:

  • Healthcare Simulation Educator
  • Simulation Technology Specialist

Other jobs include:

  • Clinical Simulation
  • Simulation Learning Strategist
  • Simulator instructor
  • Simulation Administrator
  • Simulation Coordinator
  • Simulation Operations Specialist
  • Nursing Lab Assistant & Simulation Assistant
  • Simulation Operations Technician
  • Simulation Center Specialist
  • Simulation Laboratory Support
  • Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialist
  • Training Coordinator
  • Simulation Laboratory Coordinator
  • Simulation Development & Research Specialist
  • Nursing Simulation Lab or Specialist
  • Healthcare Simulation and Clinical Specialist



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