Central 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. Students are also required to complete 20 hours of clinical internship experience.
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) Health form complete with immunizations and two-step PPD. 4) Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and stand for long periods of time.
Please note, this course will now run online.
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.
A full tuition refund can be made when you withdraw from your course at least 3 working days before the course start date. Once the course has started, refunds are only provided under special circumstances and require a written request to the Continuing Education Office. They are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A refund is not guaranteed.
Diane Bordonaro, MSN RN
Director of Non-Credit Programs
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508
Continuing Ed Assistant/CT Pathways Coordinator
Office Location: Snow Hall Rm. 515