Sterile Processing Technology

Sterile Processing

Direct to Work, Stackable
Offered 100% in the Classroom

Applications Opening in Spring of 2023!

The Sterile Processing Technology program introduces CCD students to one of the most highly respected professions.

The sterile processing department is known as the heart of the hospital as all means of sterilized equipment, medical instrumentation, and sterile supplies are under the direct responsibility of the sterile processing department team members. As a Certified Sterile Processing Technician, you will be a crucial team member for all medical departments. Every trauma that comes through the Emergency Room, every lifesaving/altering operation in the Operating Room, and every department utilizing sterile instrumentation will depend on your expertise and bolstered technique skill sets.

This program will educate, train, and bolster students capabilities/techniques required to serve in any sterile processing department in the country. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam provided by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) organization.

Academic Support

 Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Zone.

Available Online

10% is offered online, 5 weeks of didactics, 10 weeks of clinicals.

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers between 70 and 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?

303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for financial aid at CCD.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

CRCST (Certified Registered Central Sterile Technician)

CHL (Clinical Health Leader)

National Estimates:

Hourly Wage: $17.82

Salary: $37,060