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Sterile Processing Technician


Sterile Processing Technician Program

Sterile Processing Technician is a one term program that provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a hospital's Central Supply or Sterile Processing Department. You will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare, process, store and issue both sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Also, you will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. The learning environment consists of the campus classroom and laboratory.

As a graduate, you will receive a certificate and may be eligible to apply to take the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD). Employment opportunities include surgery centers, dialysis facilities, and central processing units in hospitals.