One-Year Technical Certificate


The Sterile Processing Technician short-term technical certificate program prepares you to work within a health-care facility in a non-patient care field. In this program, you will learn about ways to eliminate infectious disease with surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment, so they can be properly processed for clinical and surgical use. You will also learn excellent skills in logistics pertaining to record keeping, sterile storage, and distribution methods in the healthcare environment.

The sterile processing program follows guidelines from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM), so you will be able to gain the nationally recognized certificate of a Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician (CRCST).

This certificate mirrors the short-term pathway but includes additional support course work fundamental to helping advance the sterile processing technician in the career filed, and or provide a pathway to an associates degree in surgical technology or other health sciences programs.


Career Opportunities

Sterile processing technicians are a vital part of the medical community. Hospitals, clinics, dental offices, surgical centers, and private corporations all have career opportunities for sterile processing technicians to ensure there is no spread of infections with the instruments and supplies used in daily operations.  Wherever there are patients, sterile processing technicians are needed.  Most career opportunities will be found in hospitals and surgery centers, where they require supplies and instruments to be sterilized and ready for use around the clock. Flexible hours and a variety of shifts are available to accommodate most schedules.


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Korrine M. Anderson, CST, BSAS, MHHS 
Program Coordinator