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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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.
- 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
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.