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Course Description

Central Sterile Processing Technician | This program teaches students to handle medical equipment in a safe and sanitary manner. Topics covered in the course include methods of sterilization, decontamination, storage, packaging, and distribution of both sterile and non-sterile medical instruments. Students learn to assess the condition of medical and surgical equipment for sterility and proper function, which can include removing instruments for maintenance or replacement. CEUs issued. $2,196 includes $196 fee. Background check and drug screens are included in the fee. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and attendance at orientation. Note: Full attendance and passing the final exam required. 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 of externships 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. Note: Student must be 18 and have at least an 8th grade reading comprehension to be successful in the class.

Learner Outcomes

Summarize the organization and functions of Central Sterile Processors and their role in controlling infections; Discuss proper storage and transportation standards for supplies in the facility; Identify medical instrumentation and outline their medical use, care and reprocessing requirements; Relate medical terminology, microbiology and infection control principles to central sterile processing guidelines and procedures; Explain safety, risk management protocols, standards and regulations that must be followed during the processing of medical instruments.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Central Sterile Processing
Type
Synchronous Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:15PM
Dates
Mar 02, 2024 to Mar 16, 2024
Type
Online
Dates
Mar 02, 2024 to Jun 29, 2024
Type
Synchronous Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:15PM
Dates
Mar 30, 2024 to May 18, 2024
Type
Synchronous Online
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 1:15PM
Dates
Jun 01, 2024 to Jun 29, 2024
Schedule
Contact Hours
84.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Registration Fee
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2024
Section Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 01, 2024
Instructors
  • Deborah Bunn
Section Notes
Note: Attendance in online class sessions Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1:15 p.m. is mandatory for section 201.  No class March 23 and May 25.
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