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Central Service/Sterile Processing

Why Choose the Central Service/Sterile Processing Program?

Central Service/Sterile Processing is a dynamic and growing field in healthcare that is critically important to the health and safety of patients. New regulations and standards have demanded a larger workforce in this area, increasing the need for trained technicians who not only have the basic skills in sterile processing but who also understand the importance of the process. Critical thinking skills are key in this constantly changing and fast-paced medical field, and wages have steadily increased to help recruit quality employees. Clover Park's Central Service/Sterile Processing program has been a major resource in providing excellent candidates for these positions locally. If you have a passion for helping people and an interest in the tools needed for medical procedures, this program and career path might be the perfect fit.


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.
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 $39,990 per year.

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Career Pathway


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

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Meet Your Instructors

Chris Griffin

Bldg 21, 202


Central Service/Sterile Processing Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.




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CPTC Confirms Partnership for New Apprenticeship Programs

President, Dr. Joyce Loveday, held a signing ceremony signifying an apprenticeship partnership between CPTC and SEIU Healthcare.

Late last month, Clover Park Technical College enhanced its apprenticeship training network through a partnership with the SEIU Healthcare 1199NW Multi-Employer Training and Education Fund. On Dec. 19, Dr. Joyce Loveday, CPTC president, and Laura Hopkins, SEIU executive director, signed two affiliation agreements.

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