2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 06, 2020  
2018-2019 Course Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Central Processing Technician Certificate

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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.

Regulations published by the U.S. Department of Education require institutions that participate in the Title IV student financial assistance programs to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs, two years earlier, that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs). Click here to review current Gwinnett Technical College data for the Central Processing Technician certificate.

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