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    Central New Mexico Community College
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49

Sterile Processing Technician, Certificate of Achievement


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

Sterile Processing Technician is a one term program that presents the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a hospital’s Central Supply or Sterile Processing Department. Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare, process, store and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Also, students will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. The learning environment consists of the campus classroom and laboratory.

Graduates will receive a certificate and may be eligible to apply to take the National Institute for Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD). Employment opportunities include surgery centers, dialysis facilities, and central processing units in hospitals.

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations
 

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include surgery centers, dialysis facilities, and central processing units and central supply departments in hospitals.

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Certificate of Achievement in Sterile Processing Technician 4 credit hours


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