Are You Detail Oriented?
A sterile processor technician is instrumental in the safety and sterile process of medical procedures in surgical rooms and within the hospital. They are in charge of instrument and medical device decontamination, organization and packaging. They help prevent the spread of infection by ensuring all medical devices are disease free. They must know about aseptic techniques and procedures, HIPAA regulations, proper decontamination, sterilization and packaging techniques.
About the Program
The Certified Sterile Processing Technician CE certificate program consists of two (2) course sections that are taught both online and in a clinical setting.
- SRGT-1040 Sterile Processing Program
- SRGT-1060 Sterile Processing Clinical
It is important that the student be detailed oriented - in addition to the cleaning process, there is daily record keeping and scheduling of deliveries. This is when the equipment can be distributed to surgical rooms and exam rooms. Hours vary on the place of employment but there are days, nights and weekends. No previous experience required to enter this program, and you can work in Hospitals / Surgical Hospitals, and Outpatient Care Centers.
Get Started Now!
If you have a high school diploma or GED, a proficiency in English (reading,writing and speaking skills) are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have a clean criminal record, then contact our program coordinator to get started. You should also download the application located on our sterile processing program web page and submit it to the Austin Community College Continuing Education registration office. Discover a career that will bring out the best in you.
Register for Courses
Follow this tutorial to select courses, build your schedule, and register for CE courses.