Sterile Processing Technician
Sterile processing technicians ensure that medical instruments and equipments are sterile. They also maintain the supplies in the inventory looking after sterilization and storage of the tools required during the surgery. SPTs can work in various departments including hospitals, laboratories, and clinics.
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. The program curriculum consists of medical terminology; anatomy, physiology and microbiology. Students are familiarized with basic knowledge of surgical instruments, sterile processing techniques, aseptic techniques and sterile site management. After successfully completing the program, students will be awarded with the Certificate of Completion from our College approved by the State.
Students will acquire the knowledge & skills in regards to:
- Roles and Responsibilities of Sterile
- Processing Technician
- Infection control and prevention
- Decontamination procedures
- Disinfection processes
- Processing patient care equipment
- Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices
- Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices
- Inventory Control, Sterile Storage and Distribution
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A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.
Graduates will be eligible to become a “Certified Sterile Processing Tech” through CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution).
- Applicants must complete an application for admission
- Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
- Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma
- Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement
The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.
STR 101 Medical Terminology
STR 102 Anatomy and Physiology
STR 103 Sterile Processing Technology I
STR 104 Sterile Processing I Lab
STR 105 Sterile Processing Instrumentation I
STR 106 Sterile Processing Technology II
STR 107 Sterile Processing II Lab
STR 108 Sterile Processing Instrumentation II