Central Sterile Supply Process Technician – ADV

Program Overview

The Central Sterile Supply Processing 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 Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Satisfactory completion of all program courses entitles students to participate in the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) examination and certification process. Some employers may require candidates to hold a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). The cost of the examination and certification is not part of the cost of the program and must be paid for by the student/graduate.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 17.

ACCUPLACER minimum scores:Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26

NOTE: Students may be required to successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen analysis before placement in clinical settings.