Anyone wanting to become a valuable member of today's health care team and be responsible for providing support to all patient care service areas in a health care facility, including the operating room.
Central Sterile Processing Technicians are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery. Central Sterile Processing Technicians assume an important role in patient care by preventing infections. The central sterile supply department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery, obstetrics and other patient care areas.
Central sterile processing technicians are trained in principles, methods and control of sterilization processes; and the cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays and equipment. You will also keep records associated with sterilization monitors, orders, charges to patients and inventory.
To be employed as a Central Sterile Processing Technician in Connecticut, you must have been awarded industry certification. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible to sit for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution certification exam.
- 80565 - Central Sterile Processing Course Calendar- Starts September 18th - Wtby Campus
- Fall 2023 Payment Plan
- Career ConneCT Funding
U.S. Mail: Naugatuck Valley Community College Non-credit Registration-F323 750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708
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This course is offered at our Waterbury campus.
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Central Sterile Processing Technician
Central sterile processing technicians are trained in principles, methods and control of sterilization processes; and the cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays and equipment. You will also keep records associated with sterilization monitors, orders, charges to patients and inventory. (83 Hours)
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- Students must provide proof of high school diploma or GED.
- Medical Terminology is recommended but not required.
Textbook and Educational Materials
- No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course. (Unless otherwise advised in the course description).
- Students should expect reading and assignments from each class. Plan on spending as much time on homework as you do in the classroom.
- National certification exams are available and will be described in more detail in class. For information about certification options and career opportunities, please check out these professional organizations.
Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations
- Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email:
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Students with Special Needs - ADA
- Students with Special Needs-ADA: Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.
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The current job market calls for Central Sterile Processing Technicians not just in hospitals, but also in surgical centers, endoscopy offices, dental offices, instrument manufacturers and even traveling temporary assignments. The Connecticut Department of Labor projects employment in this occupation to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer good or favorable job opportunities. Many area employers require certification by a national professional organization for employment. This course will help prepare you for certification.
What salary might I earn?
Annual salaries range from $25,000 to $45,000 in Connecticut. The range in salaries will depend on the location of employment, the size and complexity of the department you are working in, previous health care experience, supervisory responsibilities, and shift. The average salary in Connecticut is $41,970 and the entry-level hourly rate is $16.42.