Central Sterile Processing

Central Sterile

What you can get

Certificate - Central Sterile Processing
Certificate - Central Sterile Processing (High School Career and College Promise)

What it's about

The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply.

Courses you'll take

Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare process, store, and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care.  Also, students will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process.

What you'll gain

The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply.

Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare, process, store, and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies, instrumentation, and equipment for patient care. Additionally, students will learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. Graduates will be eligible to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. "Sterile Processing and Distribution (SPD) Technician Exam", earning the title of Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (CSPDT). Employment opportunities include surgery centers, central sterile processing departments in hospitals, and traveling consultation services.

Contact: renee_fortenberry@davidsonccc.edu

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills with coworkers in the role of a sterile processing technician.
  2. Use critical thinking to recognize, analyze, and solve problems related to sterile processing.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the knowledge and skills required for entry-level  sterile processing technician.
  4. Display professionalism by projecting a positive attitude, working as a team member, showing initiative and responsibility, and displaying sensitivity to cultural diversity.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of a sterile processing technician. These technical standards are published in the Central Sterile Processing Enrollment Packet and the Student Handbook

Admission Requirements: 

Progression Requirements

A student must meet all prerequisite and corequisite CSP course requirements with a grade of “C” or better in order to progress in the program.

Criminal Background Check, Urine Drug Screen, and Immunization Requirementsfor STP Students

A criminal background check, urine drug screen, and up-to- date immunizations are required by clinical sites prior to participation in the clinical component. If any clinical facility denies a student’s participation in clinical experiences in that clinical agency, the student will not be able to progress in the program. For STP students to place an order for a criminal background check, urine drug screen, and immunization tracking services, please visit Castlebranch for Background Check, Drug Screening and Immunization Tracking and select the Central Sterile Processing package selection.