Sterile Processing Technician (CTSPTC)

This program has been replaced by Sterile Processing Certificate (CTSPTF). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.

Academic Requirements

This certificate program prepares students for an occupation in central processing and sterilization of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Students will apply theories and practices of central service departments contained in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, or clinics. The courses provide the fundamentals of central processing, supply and distribution, and provide instruction and practice in aseptic technique. Upon successful completion of this program, the student earns a certificate and may be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management National Certifying Examination.

-High school diploma or GED
-18 years of age by beginning of second semester (clinical requirement)

Eligibility requirements that must be met prior to beginning SUR 101:
-Attendance at course orientation
-Successful background check per explanation at orientation

1. All Surgical Technology (SUR) courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C+/2.3.
2. Eligibility requirements that must be met prior to beginning SUR 108:
-Negative TB skin test
-Complete Health History Form (physical examination)
-Health Insurance
-Background check/drug screen/fingerprinting per policy of hospital

Health Sciences
Surgical Technology Dept.
Karolyn Lehn
Susan Travis
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Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
SUR 101   Introduction to Sterile Processing 6
SUR 108   Sterile Processing Clinical 3
SUR 109   Sterile Processing Seminar 1
Total 10
Total Credits Required