Central Sterile Processing

A Central Sterile Processing Technician is a medical professional whose main duty is to insure that instruments used by medical personnel are contaminant free.  Students will be instructed on proper techniques to clean and sterilize medical instruments.   Technicians will specialize in stocking, sterilizing, packaging, and preparing the tools and equipment that are used in surgical procedures.  These technicians frequently take inventory of surgical tools and accessories and obtain additional supplies when necessary and are often held responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and safety of operating rooms, tables, and equipment.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Central Sterile Processing Certificate of Technical Studies program will be prepared for entry-level positions in a number of different medical settings:

  • General Hospitals
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics
  • Diagnostic Centers
  • Specialized Surgical Centers

Program Requirements

To be eligible to apply to the Central Sterile Processing Program, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Possess a high school diploma or eqivalent
  2. Score on the ACT, SAT, or Placement examinations sufficient to place the student in college-level English (ENGL 101) and college-level mathematics (MATH 120)
  3. Possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for all college courses completed
  4. Be able to meet the program’s technical standards

See Official Program Description in the College Catalog