Central Service/ Sterile Processing Technician

The Central Service/Sterile Processing Technician responsibilities include cleaning and decontamination of supplies and equipment, checking and preparing equipment for sterilization, delivering and picking up of supplies to and from medical/surgical areas, packaging and sterilization of instrumentation, and utilizing technology to maintain units of inventory. This program requires a commitment of 20.5 hours per week of externship hours/on-the-job training. Students successfully completing this course may sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) examination.

Hours: 600

Weeks: 30


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Meet program criteria on Workforce Training Assessment
  • Physical Examination
  • Immunization: Two-Step TB
  • Immunization: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Immunization: Tetanus
  • Immunization: Chicken Pox
  • Immunization: Hepatitis B
  • Immunization: Influenza Vaccine
  • Background check completed at MVCTC

Accreditation by:   Approved by International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the exam for this certification: CRCST through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management

Articulation with: No formal articulations

Program Costs:   $7,545
* Financial aid is available for those who qualify

Next Start Date:   October 5, 2015


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