2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician- Adv (CS91) Certificate

Campus Availability and Advisement:


Program Description:

The Central Sterile Processing Technician- Adv Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application of skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities. Together with practical experiences provide students with the preparation necessary to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Program Objectives:

1) Students will develop skills necessary to properly decontaminate process, prepare, store, and issue both sterile and non-sterile medical and surgical supplies and equipment in the healthcare setting; 2) Students will be prepared to operate and monitor sterilizers in healthcare facilities.

Entrance Date:

Beginning of winter semester

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 17 years of age

Required Courses (20 Credit Hours)

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences

2

CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician

5

CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I

6

CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II

5

 

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

OR

PSYC 1010Basic Psychology

3

Total Credit Hours: 20 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation