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Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

Program Description: The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application of skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities. Together with practical experiences provide students with the preparation necessary to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) Accreditation Review Committee on Education for Surgical Technology.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Summer Semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Scores.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older. Must be 18 at time of graduation and to sit for National Registry Exam.

Education: A high school diploma or GED is desirable but not required for the program admission but is required prior to graduation. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the certification examination.  All may be required to be successfully passed, as prescribed by the clinical institutions.

Program Final Exit Point: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 23 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation

Note: Credits from this program may be applied to a diploma or degree program.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

 

Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (2 hours)
  EMP 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
 
2. Occupational Courses (21 hours)
  ALHS 1090 Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences 2
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  CSSP 1010 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician 5
  CSSP 1020 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I 6
  CSSP 1022 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II 5
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