The University of Central Missouri Sterile Processing Technician certificate program will help you begin a rewarding career in healthcare. Sterile processing technicians, also known as central processing technicians, are critical to hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical centers and other health care facilities. They provide support to all patient care teams in medical settings by ensuring the timely delivery of sterile supplies and equipment used in surgeries and other important medical procedures. This support includes storing, assembling, cleaning, processing, sterilizing and distributing medical devices, tools and supplies. Through this program, students earn an industry-recognized certificate and continuing education units which may not be applied to a degree program and are not eligible for federal financial aid.
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|130 including classroom training and homework plus 400 hours clinical experience||18 years or older, high-school diploma, GED/HIST, good communication skills, good manual dexterity, ability to lift heavy objects and stand/walk for long periods of time.|
Students learn technical skills and knowledge as well as workplace skills such as communication, teamwork and problem-solving. In addition, participants will gain valuable hands-on experience through the course’s clinical portion. Successful graduates of the course and clinical experience are prepared to take the national exam from IAHCSMM for the Certified Registered Central Services Technician.