Dec 04, 2020  
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 
    
2015 - 2016 CNM Catalog, Volume 48.1 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Sterile Processing Technician, Certificate of Achievement


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School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety (HWPS)

Description

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.

Recommended Sequence of Courses


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites


Students must demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by placement exam scores  or specific course work.

Certificate of Achievement in Sterile Processing Technician 4 credit hours


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