The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Endoscopy program is for individuals interested in assisting physicians and nurses with various endoscopic procedures, as well as providing basic care for the endoscopy patient. The endoscopy technician is responsible for preparing, maintaining, and cleaning medical instrumentation and equipment. Students will learn how to handle endoscopes and accessories during various types of endoscopy procedures.


Field of Interest
Health Sciences
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Endoscopy (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Effective Term
Fall 2022
Admissions criteria

1. Formal application and admission to the program.
2. Background check requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check Standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Background Check Policy.
3. Clinical health and safety requirements must be met prior to enrollment in any program of study course. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD Clinical Health and Safety Policy and drug testing protocols.
4. Inability to comply with background check requirements and/or clinical health and safety requirements at the start of classes or during the program may result in cancellation of enrollment.
5. There are limited spaces available in the Endoscopy program. Only students who have completed all of the general education and introductory courses noted above may have their name added to the queue of those waiting for an available space in a cohort.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

Where selected as part of program completion, the following general education and introductory courses must be completed with a 3.0 GPA to be added to the queue of those waiting for an available cohort space to begin the core curriculum: BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, ENG101, ENG107, ENG102, ENG108, HCC/RES109, HCC130++, HCC145, HCC146, MAT15+ or higher.

What You'll Learn
  • Interpret endoscopy technology purpose, design, and structure. (EDT100, ENG101, ENG102, ENG107, ENG108, HCC130++, HCC145)
  • Identify microbiology and infection control processes and measures in the endoscopy field. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, EDT101, EDT105, EDT201, HCC130++, HCC145)
  • Demonstrate competencies in proper handling, transport, and storage for endoscopic equipment. (EDT102, EDT105, EDT200, HCC130++, HCC145)
  • Apply skills and knowledge in the endoscope reprocessing steps. (EDT102, EDT105, EDT201, HCC130++, HCC145)
  • Implement the standards of care for specific endoscopic patients. (BIO160, BIO201, BIO202, EDT200, EDT201, HCC109, HCC130++, HCC145)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic and specialized endoscopic procedures in selecting supplies and equipment. (EDT201, HCC130++, HCC145, MAT15++)
  • Collaborate with the medical team in determining testing procedures and patient care. (EDT101, EDT105, EDT201, ENG101, ENG102, HCC130++, HCC145)
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) OR
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4) AND
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)4-8
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)3
EDT100Introduction to Endoscopy1
EDT101Microbiology and Infection Control in Endoscopy1
EDT102Fundamentals of Endoscope Care and Handling3
EDT105Advanced Endoscopy Care and Handling3
EDT200Clinical Practicum3
EDT201Endoscopy Procedures3
HCC/RES109CPR for Health Care Provider (0.5) OR
Proof of Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR Certification (0) 0-0.5
HCC130Fundamentals in Health Care Delivery (3)
HCC130AAHealth Care Today (0.5) AND
HCC130ABWorkplace Behaviors in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130ACPersonal Wellness and Safety (0.5) AND
HCC130ADCommunication and Teamwork in Health Care Organizations (0.5) AND
HCC130AELegal Issues in Health Care (0.5) AND
HCC130AFDecision Making in the Health Care Setting (0.5)
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
HCC145Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (3) OR
HCC146Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals (2) OR
Permission of GateWay Health Core Curriculum Coordinator (0)0-3
MAT150College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
MAT151College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
MAT152College Algebra/Functions (3) OR
MAT155College Algebra/Functions with Review (5) OR
MAT156College Algebra/Functions with Review (6) OR
Equivalent course or satisfactory completion of a higher-level algebra mathematics course3-6

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