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Central Sterile Processing Technician
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Based on 77 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
252285 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 01/10/2022 04/17/2022 C. Gropper $198.00 0/18
253124 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 01/24/2022 05/01/2022 K. Limon $198.00 0/18
251902 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 02/07/2022 05/15/2022 P. Brown $198.00 0/18
258386 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 02/14/2022 05/22/2022 H. Desai $198.00 0/18
257661 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 03/07/2022 06/12/2022 C. Gropper $198.00 0/18
258429 Hybrid: Health Sciences Campus 04/04/2022 07/10/2022 K. Limon $198.00 0/15
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Students interested in a career in Central Sterile Processing
This high-demand career offers multiple employment opportunities. Students will learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile processing technician, and the practical application of learned concepts. The course covers sterilization, disinfection, storage and distribution of instruments, inventory management, quality assurance, and more, preparing students for work behind the scenes in hospitals or sterile processing facilities.
Course Objectives
  1. Apply principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace
  2. Apply principles of distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment
Outline of Instruction
  1. Central Sterile Technician Roles and Responsibilities
  2. Anatomy & Physiology
  3. Microbiology
  4. Infection control
  5. Decontamination
  6. Processing patient equipment
  7. Preparation, packaging & instrumentation
  8. Sterilization
  9. Sterile storage
  10. Inventory control & distribution
  11. Review for national examination
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CBSPD-Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution
Website URL
Certification Learning Outcomes/Requirements
  1. CBSPD learning outcomes/requirements for the SPD Tech Exam-Roles and Responsibilities, life sciences, decontamination and disinfection, preparation and handling, sterilization, sterile storage, inventory management and distribution, ethics
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Please see class 'details' for required textbook and/or supplies.
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Facility will be equipped with 3 compartment sinks for student to perform practical sessions
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
  3. Students must maintain an 80% average on chapter tests and satisfactorily pass lab evaluation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Students interested in a career in Central Sterile Processing
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Sterile Processing Technician, Sterilization Technician, Medical Equipment Preparers
Wake County Need for Industry Positions
There is no data for Medical Equipment Preparers in Wake County through NC Works. However, BLS estimates that North Carolina is one of the states with the highest published employment of Medical Equipment Preparers, with 1,540 in the state.
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
  • Sterile Technician
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Course Contact Information
Allied Health Office