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Central Sterile Processing Technicians clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment, set up equipment and deliver them to surgical areas, hospital rooms, clinics and even patient's homes. Learn how to assemble, adjust and check non-sterile equipment and sterile supplies needed for surgery or other medical procedures. Learn about microbes and germs and how they cause infections. You will also learn how Central Sterile Processing departments manage inventory, order supplies, inspect, maintain, deliver, and retrieve equipment and instruments for surgery, emergency room and other patient care units. Program includes classroom, lab, and experience in a sterile processing department during the clinical portion of the program.
NSCC’s Central Sterile Processing Technician program prepares you for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHSCMM) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRST) Exam. Upon scoring high enough on this exam, a student is eligible for entry level employment as a sterile processing technician.