The medical field is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States. The spike in patients with chronic conditions, aging baby boomer population, and advances in medical technology that have made surgery safer with more operations being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries have contributed to this growth (which is expected to increase as much as 20% in the next 5 years).  You will find steady, continuous work in surgical and sterile services, and most of all, you will be helping others throughout your career.

LCCC’s surgical and sterile services offer programs in sterile processing and surgical technology.  These career fields work very closely together at being experts in managing and maintaining sterile and safe practices in our health care facilities.  Sterile Processing offers opportunities without much patient interaction, but instead focuses on the logistics of sterile instruments and supplies to ensure that infectious disease cannot spread.  Surgical Technology offers opportunities with more patient interaction where you will scrub into surgery to manage and maintain sterile instruments and supplies and assist the surgeons during a variety of surgical procedures.



Information Sessions

Sterile Processing

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  • Tuesday July 6, 2021

Surgical Technology

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021
  • Thursday July 8, 2021

(New information session dates coming soon!)

If you would like to learn more about the sterile processing, surgical technology, or both programs, please register for one of our information sessions held on the first Tuesday and Thursday of the month.  You can do this by filling out the Information Session Registration Form and indicating what program you are interested in and when you would like to attend.

If you have already applied or plan on applying to the Sterile Processing program, Information Session Attendance is mandatory for entrance into the program.

If you are interested in Surgical Technology, information sessions are not mandatory for entrance into the program, but a good resource to meet the Director and gain insight into the career field, prerequisites, application process, and program expectations. 

Information sessions are held on a virtual meeting platform with WebEx.  Students will need to have either a computer with microphone and camera capabilities, or a smart phone with the app to attend the meeting.  Resources to attend the meeting are also available on campus at the Mike Bass Library.  More detailed instructions on how to access the meeting will be emailed to students 2 weeks before the meeting date.

Register for an Information Session



Surgical and Sterile Process Programs


Short-Term Certificate

Sterile Processing Short-Term Certificate

One-Year Certificate

Sterile Processing One-Year Certificate

Associate Degree

Surgical Technology


Contact the Program Coordinator

Timothy Teets, CST, BS
Program Coordinator
Health Sciences building, room 111F 
(440) 366-7178 

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



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