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Central Service/Sterile Processing

Our Central Service/Sterile Processing Technician Program can prepare you in just three quarters to work with operating room staff to provide sterile instruments and supplies needed for surgery.

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Our next program info session for Central Service/Sterile Processing is December 13 at 3 p.m. in Building 21, Room 107 . Come meet the instructors, see the classrooms, and learn how you can get started!

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You can start the program any quarter.

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How Much It Costs

For program costs, visit the Tuition and Fees page.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

You can learn more about financial aid and scholarships right here. Or view our full tuition & fees breakdown.

How Long It Takes

Central Service/Sterile Processing Certificate: 3 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as sterile processing technicians. In Washington, median pay for sterile processing technicians is

$34,900 per year.

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Career Pathway

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at careerinfo.net

What You'll Learn

  • Demonstrate effective methods of infection control as it relates to personal hygiene, patient care equipment, and surgical asepsis.¬†
  • Identify basic and complex surgical instrumentation. ¬†Demonstrate the proper care and processing parameters for these items. ¬†
  • Identify appropriate sterilization methods, cycles, and parameters for commonly used items.

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Degrees & Certificates

Within our Central Service/Sterile Processing program, we offer a Central Service/Sterile Processing Certificate.

Type: Certificate

Avg. # of Quarters: 3

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