2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jan 21, 2021  
2017-2018 Course Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Central Processing Technician Certificate


Program Description

The Central Processing Technician certificate will be a two-semester program with 29 credit hours including pre-requisites. Students should complete prerequisite courses the first semester and central sterile supply processing (CSSP) courses the second semester. Program students will learn how to prevent infections by decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing the medical devices, instruments, and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery. This program prepares students to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam or the Certified Sterile Processing Department Technician (CSPDT) exam. (Program Length: 2 Semester Minimum)

View the Central Processing Technician Certificate Program Fact Sheet for additional information.

Employment Opportunities

Central Sterile Processing Technicians may work in hospitals, surgery centers, medical and doctor’s clinics, medical laboratories, and medical device manufacturers.