Certificate Programs

Central Sterile Processing Tech

If you are interested in working with healthcare professionals and contributing to the surgical team then the Central Sterile Processing Technician Program can provide you with the knowledge and qualifications you need. The role of the central sterile technician is to learn and perform all aspects of sterile processing functions with basic surgical instruments in the healthcare workplace.

About the Program

St.Vincent’s Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program prepares you to become a skilled, effective healthcare central sterile processing technician. The program provides you with sound technical skills and applications you will need to interact effectively in the workplace.

Program of Study

This 42-hour program prepares you for a career in sterile processing and distribution. Course preparation includes Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Infection Control, Decontamination, Sterilization, Surgical Instrumentation Processing and Distribution. In addition, clinical applications are provided to enhance your skills. As a graduate of the program, you will be eligible for national certification as a Central Sterile Processing Technician.

Admission Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official high school or GED transcript
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Written Essay

Employment Opportunities

Physicians’ offices, clinics, surgical centers, and hospitals are just some of the organizations in which Central Sterile Processing Technicians are providing services.

Cost: See Certificate Program Cost Sheet

Start Date: Fall and Spring