Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program
A sterile processing technician is a valuable member of a medical care team. They are in charge of maintaining the cleanliness, functionality and inventory of healthcare instrumentation and equipment, working mainly in the sterile processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities.
Careers as a Sterile Processing Technician
When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.
At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.
In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors, and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.
Learn more about the courses in this program.
Career Prep Sequence
Professional Sequence I
Professional Sequence II
Professional Sequence III
Success Is Within Reach
We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.
“I learned so much at Pima Medical and felt like they prepared me for this career. I am working at Lovelace Hospital as a Sterile Processing Technician (SPT). Basically, I take the instruments used in the operating room for a specific surgery, reprocess them from dirty to sterile instruments and then reorganize them in preparation for the next surgery.”
Adam Gutierrez, Sterile Processing Technician Graduate
Pima Medical Blog
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