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Sterile Processing Technician Program

Sterile Processing Technician Program Details

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Program Description

The objective of the program is to provide students with entry-level training that will prepare them to function in the sterile processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program provides students with knowledge of surgical instruments, microbiology, medical equipment, surgical terminology, storage and distribution, as well as the skills required for sterilization and decontamination.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program? 

Program Length: Approximately 9 months

Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Sterile Processing Technician?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Sterile Processing Technician program:
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Terminology
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Sterilization Procedures and Practice
  • Decontamination Procedures and Practice
  • Medical Equipment
  • Surgical Terminology

Where Can I Take a Sterile Processing Technician Training Class Near Me?

Arizona

Colorado



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSK 100 Study Skills* 15 - - 1.0
CAT 150 Anatomy, Physiology, and Terminology* 55 - - 3.5
CCB 100 Computer Basics* - 15 - 0.5
CMF 95 Math Fundamentals* 20 - - 1.0
CHS 100 CPR & First Aid* 10 5 - 0.5
Career Prep Sequence Total 100 20 - 6.5

*Successful completion of CSK 100, CAT 150, CCB 100, CMF 95, and CHS 100 is required prior to externship.

Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSP 105 Surgical Instruments 30 30 - 3.0
CSP 110 Microbiology and Infection Control 30 - - 2.0
CSP 100 Principles and Practices of Sterile Processing 30 - - 2.0
Professional Sequence I Total 90 30 - 7.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSP 120 Sterilization Procedures and Practice 45 45 - 4.5
CSP 130 Storage and Distribution 15 15 - 1.5
Professional Sequence II Total 60 60 - 6.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSP 140 Decontamination Procedures and Practice 30 45 - 3.5
CSP 150 Medical Equipment 15 - - 1.0
CSP 115 Surgical Terminology 30 - - 2.0
Professional Sequence III Total 75 45 - 6.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
CSP 180 Externship - - 400 8.5
CSP 190 Certification Review 20 - - 1.0
Externship Total 20 - 400 9.5
Program Totals 345 155 400 35.5


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