Central Sterile Processing Technician

hands with surgical toolsCentral Sterile Processing Technicians (CSPT) are responsible for packaging surgical instruments in hospitals, medical offices, surgical centers, and clinics. Central Sterile Processing Technicians are highly needed healthcare professionals who improve the quality of patient care by minimizing infection rates. Job requirements include organizing and assembling instrument trays, sterilizing supplies, operating sterilization equipment including sterilizers, aerators and washers, and maintaining records and inventory. This program includes 60 hours of classroom time covering decontamination and sterilization processing, anatomy and physiology; microbiology infection control, and identification of surgical instruments. Due to COVID-19, students will not be required to complete a 20 hour of clinical internship experience. This is not a requirement for certification.

Upon completion, students are eligible to take the certification exam through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD). Certification is mandatory for employment.

PREREQUISITES: 1) At least 18 years of age. 2) High school diploma or GED. 3) Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and stand for long periods of time.

Upcoming Courses for Spring 2022:

CRN: 1434 | CSPT | Fee: $1,299 | 1/31-4/28 | Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m. | MxCC@Platt *, Room 201 | Instructor: Tyresius Smith

*MxCC@Platt: Platt High School, 220 Coe Ave., Meriden, CT 06451


Registration is not guaranteed until payment is received or 3rd party payment is confirmed. 
Upon registration, you will receive an email from Mx-WorkforceDevelopment@MxCC.edu, and in that email, we will include instructions for payment.

Instructions for Making Payments Online

Please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make payments online. These instructions work for both credit and non-credit (continuing education) courses.

Refund Policy

A full tuition refund can be made if you withdraw from your course at least one working day before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Workforce Development  and Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.



The CT Pathways program prepares and assists clients by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services. The SNAP Education and Training program assists students who are interested in career training for the following courses:

  • CT SNAP PathwaysCertified Nurse Aide
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Security Officer Certification
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification

To be eligible, students must receive SNAP benefits throughout the entire course, have a high school diploma or GED, be a US citizen, not have a felony record for most courses, and not receive TANF (cash) assistance from CT DSS.

For more information about the SNAP program, visit the SNAP page.

Contact Us

For more information about courses, programs, and services, contact us by phone or email.
Phone: 860-343-5865
Email: MX-WorkforceDevelopment@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 414