Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile processing technicians (SPT) play a critical role in keeping patients healthy by ensuring medical equipment and surgical instruments are sterile. Their work helps patients avoid infections while receiving treatment. They also maintain the functionality and inventory of healthcare and surgical equipment. As a sterile processing technician, you are responsible for sterilizing instrumentation and equipment through a series of critical steps. You will have a strong understanding of microbiology, infection control, principles and practices of sterile processing and decontamination procedures. The principles of sterile technique help control and prevent infection, prevent the transmission of all microorganisms in a given area, and maintain sterility. The sterile processing technicians can work in a sterile processing department and central service department in a variety of healthcare facilities, including hospitals, dental or eye care practices, plastic surgery offices, surgery centers, and laboratories.

Program Duration:

10 months

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 The College will offer this program in an on-ground format as well as in a hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using an online delivery method.

Graduates who will pass all courses included in the program as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college will receive a Certificate of Completion. Graduates may be eligible to challenge the national certification exam to become certified by passing the credentialing examination provided they meet all additional requirements of the credentialing agency including, but not limited to, the background check requirements. Please check credentialing eligibility requirements by contacting the credentialing agency directly.

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