Central Sterile Processing Technician
Establishing learning foundations for life
The content includes but is not limited to central services departmental organization and function; basic anatomy, physiology, microbiology and chenistry related to central service activities; quality assurance; infection control and isolation techniques, principles of safety; principles, methods and controls of sterilization processes; cleaning, processing, packing, distributing, storing, and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays, and equipment; medical terminology; surgical instrumentation; basic computer skills, interpersonal and job seeking skills, fundamentals of communication, case cart management, laparoscopic specialty, orthopedic specialty, flexible scope processing, shift supervisory skills, and procurement of supplies and equipment.
Licensed Sterilizers can work as:
- Central Supply
- Ambulatory Surgery Processor
- Surgical Instrument Processor
- Gastrointestinal (GI) Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor
- Case Cart Technician
Employment of Medical Equipment Preparer is projected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $15.70 hourly or $32,650 annually.
The entire program is 650 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Central Sterile Service Materials Management||150 Hours|
|OCP C||Central Sterile Processing Technician||410 Hours|
|Total Hours: 650|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Central Sterile Processing Technician is available at the following school (s):
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Lindsey Hopkins Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Equipment Preparer, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes319093.htm