Sterile Processing Technician program provides training for the critical role of cleaning, packaging, sterilizing, storing, and handling of sterile supplies, with a focus on infection control and aseptic techniques.
Graduates are prepared for careers in health care central service/supply, processing and distribution, operating room and specialty areas at acute care, community care and extended care facilities.
Areas of Study: Infection control and decontamination, Instrumentation, Sterilization methodology, Supply distribution and standards, Package materials and techniques.
Graduates find work as sterile processors, service-aides, and in positions in health care central service/supply, operating room and specialty areas at acute care, community care, and extended care facilities. The employment requires flexibility (shift-work), good health and manual dexterity with the ability to perform repetitive tasks. Graduates are often hired into casual positions initially which usually progress to full-time positions within one year of hire.