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 10 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

Central Service/Sterile Processing Certificate: $3,755.72.

Costs are estimated and are not guarantees.

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How Long It Takes

Central Service/Sterile Processing Certificate: 3 quarters

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Potential Careers

Graduates may find employment as sterile processing technicians. In Washington, median pay for sterile processing technicians is $33,900 per year.

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

Estimated Cost: $3,756

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