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Sterile Processing Technician (CTSPTC)


This program has been replaced by Sterile Processing Certificate (CTSPTF). Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2022 semester.

If you have questions about this program please contact a program advisor or contact a general student advisor.


This certificate program prepares students for an occupation in central processing and sterilization of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Students will apply theories and practices of central service departments contained in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, or clinics. The courses provide the fundamentals of central processing, supply and distribution, and provide instruction and practice in aseptic technique. Upon successful completion of this program, the student earns a certificate and may be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management National Certifying Examination.

Admissions Requirements

-High school diploma or GED
-18 years of age by beginning of second semester (clinical requirement)

Applying for Admission to the Program

Eligibility requirements that must be met prior to beginning SUR 101:
-Attendance at course orientation
-Successful background check per explanation at orientation

Continuing Eligibility

1. All Surgical Technology (SUR) courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C+/2.3.
2. Eligibility requirements that must be met prior to beginning SUR 108:
-Negative TB skin test
-Complete Health History Form (physical examination)
-Health Insurance
-Background check/drug screen/fingerprinting per policy of hospital

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Surgical Technology Dept.
Susan Travis


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
SUR 101 Introduction to Sterile Processing 6
SUR 108 Sterile Processing Clinical 2
SUR 109 Sterile Processing Seminar 1
Total 9
Total Credits Required

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