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.

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Entry Requirement:

Applicants may enroll on any school day. At the time of enrollment the applicant will be informed of the next start date. Applicants are accepted on the basis of personal interview, testing, and suitability for the required training program. A high school diploma, General Education Diploma, or High School Proficiency are not required for entrance into a program; however, obtaining one is strongly encouraged. Title IV recipients must have a high school diploma or GED. An applicant must be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance in California. If a student is from another country, no Visa services are provided. The institution will not vouch for student status or any associated charges. The student shall demonstrate English proficiency by providing a United States High School Diploma or by achieving a score of 200 Verbal on the “Wonderlic Basic Skills” assessment. Stellar Career College has the sole discretion and right to accept and enroll students into a program.

Additional requirements for MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, and Surgical Programs:

Applicants who don’t have at least 30 college credits will have to take and pass a free placement test of Stellar Career College to qualify for the admission into MRI, Radiology, DMS, NICVS, or Surgical program. Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment.

REGISTRATION
  • 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

Accreditation:

Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

IBHE Approval

Stellar Career College, Chicago, Illinois location is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”. For more information on IBHE approval, you may contact the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Private Business and Vocational Schools at 1 N. Old State Capital Plaza Suite 333 Springfield, IL 62701-1404 phone number (217) 782-2551 or www.ibhe.org

Program Highlights:

Course Duration
8 months
Clock Hours
720
Study Method
On-Campus & Online Classes.

Program Completion:

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 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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