Course Description

Central Sterile Processing Technician | Discuss the role of the central sterile processing technician. Learn rules and regulations of working in health care. Examine how central service is involved in controlling infections in hospitals. Practice identifying and selecting appropriate equipment. CEUs issued. $2,176 includes $176 fee. Background check and drug screens included in fee. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and attendance at orientation. Corequisite: OPA-337 Career Development. Note: Full attendance and passing the final exam required. Students must successfully complete OPA-337 to be elIgible for an externship. English as a Second Language students must earn a composite score of 310 or better on the Level of English Proficiency exam, or successfully complete Capstone Level ESL coursework. Students must attend an information session prior to enrolling in the program. Go to www.aacc.edu/job-training and click the link for Sterile Processing. Student must apply to take externships: A limited number are offered and students will be selected. If selected students must register and pay for externships: STP-505, STP-506, STP-507 and STP-508.

Learner Outcomes

Identify the role of the Central Sterile Processing Technician; Recognize the need of a Central Sterile Processing Technician; Demonstrate the ability to identify and select appropriate instrumentation or equipment; Demonstrate the ability to recall and dispose of or reprocess sterile supplies; Explain the purpose of Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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