2019-2020 Catalog

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician- Adv (CS91) Certificate

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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 Spring and Fall semesters

Entrance Requirements:

Age: Minimum of 17 years of age


Required Courses (20 Credit Hours)

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician


CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I


CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II



EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development



PSYC 1010Basic Psychology


Total Credit Hours: 20 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation