North Shore Community College is making changes!

You can start your application today! As always, there is no cost to apply to North Shore Community College.

For Fall 2020, most of NSCC's courses will be virtual – including online, hybrid, and videoconference – to ensure our community's safety and maintain social distancing. Targeted courses that need to occur face-to-face on campus will occur predominantly in lab based classes, using social distancing protocols.

Expand your career skills with noncredit training

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.

Program Requirements

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Cost: $1,764
Program Length: 16 weeks
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards, check or money orders accepted


Weeks to complete certification training


Median Wage Range


Projected Massachusetts job growth

Ways to Register

By Phone 978-236-1200 | Monday  Friday | 9:00am  5:00pm

By Mail – Send a completed registration form to:

North Shore Community College
Enrollment & Records Office
1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers, MA 01923

By Fax – Fax a completed registration form to 978-762-4015

In Person –Visit NSCC’s Lynn or Danvers Enrollment Center to enroll in person

Next Steps

Next Steps

If you have interest in continuing your education, learn about other Professional Education or academic programs in NSCC’s Nursing and Allied Health Pathway.

Get in touch

For more information, please contact NSCC's Professional Education Division.

Phone: 978-236-1200

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State and federal government eligibility

Workforce Individual Training Program-eligible

TAACCCT eligible



North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).