Central Sterile Processing Technology Diploma Program
Evening Program Available - Keep your current job and study at night to become a central sterile processor.
Sterile processing technicians are the unsung heroes of every surgery. They are perhaps the single most important defense against infections.
Our program covers the three main phases of sterile processing: decontamination, preparation and packing, and sterilization. Our various classes, including anatomy and physiology, allow you to succeed not only in sterile processing but also in other medical positions.
Job opportunities are available in surgery centers, dialysis facilities, outpatient care centers, dental offices, and other locations which could offer a variety of work schedules.
Upon successful completion of the program, you could apply to take the National Certification exam from CBSPD and become a Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT). These credentials could open additional doors to employment.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for sterile processing technicians is expected to increase by nine percent between 2016 and 2026. The salary range in Ohio is $26,130 to $43,970 with a median salary of $33,100.1
Program length - 10 months
Financial aid available for those who qualify.
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9093.00, retrieved 5/1/2019
Students could learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. Classes include anatomy, physiology, microbiology, surgical instrumentation, medical terminology, and inventory management.
Central sterile processing technicians disinfect, prepare, process, store, and issue both sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment for patient care in healthcare settings.
Demand for medical equipment preparers is expected to grow by 14% through 2024 with 18,100 projected job openings.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16