Tarrant County College Becomes a National TV Star

Surgical Technology Students
Surgical Technology students learn about surgical instruments with a little help from a "volunteer."

Set your alarm clock, or better yet, stay up all night to catch Trinity River East Campus Health Professions featured on The Profiles Series at 6 a.m. CST, Monday, May 21 on The Discovery Channel.

A Host and a Gentleman

Oscar-winner Louis Gossett, Jr. hosts The Profiles Series, which highlights innovations in technology, business, education, medicine, and more. Because our Trinity River East Campus Health Care Professions just happens to lead in all of those categories, a camera crew from The Profiles Series visited the campus last fall to catch some of our cutting-edge programs in progress.

Real-Time Learning

The Profiles Series crew filmed Surgical Technology students as they simulated an emergency-room procedure; Radiology students learning how to use the latest technology; and Nursing students reacting to the creepily-realistic computerized mannequins in the live-training facility. These robotic patients can breathe, cough, blink, talk, and even change colors to challenge the students. We can’t prove this, but we’re pretty sure one of them switched beds while we weren’t looking.

On-Site Interviews

Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley and Trinity River Campus President Tahita Fulkerson are also featured on The Profiles Series episode. They offered their insights on how practical, real-time experience opens up more career opportunities for students and adds value to the community with better-prepared workers in the medical industry.

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Watch the video to see some behind-the-scenes footage, and remember to watch The Profiles Series on the Discovery Channel at 6:00 a.m. CST, Monday, May 21. And keep an eye on those mannequins. We don’t trust them.