This program teaches students to prepare instruments/packages for processing, decontamination, ultrasonic clearner disinfection, sterilizations, and distribution in the hospital or surgery setting.
Sterile Processing technicians are responsible for processing surgical instruments, supplies, and equipment. Serving in settings ranging from hospitals to ambulatory surgery centers, central service technicians provide support to patient services. Central Service Department tasks include decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed for patient care. The Central Service Department of a health care facility is the heart of all activity surrounding instruments, supplies, and equipment required for operating rooms, endoscopy suites, intensive care units, birth centers, clinics, emergency departments and other patient care areas. Sterile Processing technicians play a most important role in patient care arenas and are responsible for first-line processes to prevent patient infections.
How to Enroll
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Sample Program Plan and Costs
Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology must be taken with a passing grade before taking the Sterile Processing Technology course.
Class Delivery Methods
|On-Campus||Traditional. Classes meet on campus.|
|Virtual||100% online. Meets with a live instructor and classmates on specific days, at specific times. Uses web conferencing software, like Zoom.|
|Hybrid||Some classes on campus. Some classes online or virtual.|
|Online||100% online. Due dates for projects and assignments. Self-paced work on your time.|
|CEUs||Class Hours||Course Title||Cost|
Anatomy and Physiology
This 48-contact-hour, all-lecture course is a general introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and certificate programs.
Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.
Sterile Processing Technology
This course teaches students to prepare instruments/packages for processing, decontamination, ultrasonic cleaner disinfection, sterilization, and distribution. Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology must be taken with a passing grade before taking the Sterile Processing Technology course.
Not including fees and equipment