To become a specialist in surgical instrumentation and sterilization practices to ensure all patients receive quality surgical care.
The Sterile Processing short-term certificate program will prepare the graduate to work within a health-care facility to ensure medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment are properly cleaned, prepared, processed, stored, and distributed for patient care and surgical use. Knowledge of basic human anatomy, medical terminology, and a combination of sterilization, inventory control, and information technologies are integrated into the curriculum to ensure a safe outcome for all patients. This program combines both lecture, lab, and a practicum to prepare the Sterile Processing Technician student to take the CRCST Exam upon graduation and upon completion of 400 work related hours in a Sterile Processing Department. Hours attained during practicum count as credit toward the 400 work related hours required for CRCST Exam eligibility.
Students are eligible to take the CRCST Exam upon graduation and upon completion of 400 work related hours in a Sterile Processing Department.
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program: View the Gainful Employment Information
|ALH 1101||Introduction to Healthcare Delivery||2|
|BIO 1107||Human Biology||3|
|HIM 1101||Medical Terminology||2|
|SUT 1100||Sterile Processing I||4|
|SUT 1200||Sterile Processing II||3|
|SUT 1207||Directed Practice for Sterile Processing II||3|