Sterile Processing Technician Certificate

Aubree Rhoad BS, Coordinator
Phone: (567) 242-5930
Office: TL 102F

The Sterile Processing Technician certificate is designed to recognize entry-level and existing technicians who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide competent services as a central service/sterile processing technician. Upon successful completion of certificate, the student will be eligible to apply for and take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam. CRCSTs are integral members of the healthcare team who are responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging, and sterilizing reusable surgical instruments or devices in a healthcare facility that are essential for patient safety. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of cleaning, decontamination and disinfection to instruments, and reusable and disposable items.
  2. Assemble contents for packaging using appropriate packing and labeling methods.
  3. Competently operate and monitor sterilization equipment.
  4. Apply the principles of inventory management to monitor and track supplies including the process for rotating inventory and proper storage requirements.
  5. Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the certified registered central service technician in relation to decision-making and accountability.
  6. Understand the organizational reporting structures, safety issues, government regulatory bodies and standards for the central service are of healthcare institutions.

Technical Standards
See here for details.