A Sterile Processing Technician plays a critical role in all surgical procedures. The technician is responsible for decontaminating, sterilizing, inspecting, and assembling surgical instrument packs and surgical trays. This comprehensive 200 hour program prepares students with the knowledge to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification through IAHCSMM.
Students who have successfully completed their program, are recommended by their instructor, and have met the requirements to participate in an externship opportunity may spend 160 hours of practical application in a supervised health care setting. While externships are not required in order to take the state CMA exam, externships increase skill practice and employability.
In this comprehensive hybrid course, students attend classes two days each week for traditional classroom instruction with an additional assignment to be completed at home. Students will be introduced to the language of medicine and will gain an understanding of basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms associated with the body as a whole.