Central Sterile Processing Technician


This course is designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a central sterile processing technician, including practical application of learned concepts and procedures. Topics covered include preparation, storage and distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment; quality assurance; and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization and disinfection in the workplace, as well as principles of distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment.

Program outline

  • PHM-3002A3 Central Sterile Processing Technician (112 hours)

The course is blended, and hours will consist of two components combining seated and online instruction. Students will meet in class and then complete further study via Moodle online from their computer. There are two in-person meeting nights. Check the course details for specific dates.

Students should be able to communicate proficiently in English.

Financial assistance available

Don't have enough money to pay for a course? Right now, Wake Tech's Propel program offers scholarships that cover the cost of registration, fees, books, course-specific supplies and credentialing exams.

NOTE: Scholarship applications are currently closed and will reopen July 1.

Industry-recognized credential: Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution

Complete course in: Three months or less

Industry Recognized Credential

Course details and registration information

Central Sterile Processing TechnicianPHM-3002A3
This high-demand career offers multiple employment opportunities. Students will learn the primary responsibilities of a central sterile processing technician, and the practical application of learned concepts. The course covers sterilization, disinfection, storage and distri...
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