Enroll Now for Central Sterile Processing Training

By on March 8, 2016
Central Sterile Processing Training Program

The healthcare field is projected to be the largest source of new jobs in Missouri through 2016. Gain a competitive edge through St. Louis Community College’s Healthcare occupations training programs. Our programs enhance workforce skills and prepare students for state and national certifications, as well as prepare them to enter the workforce directly.

Whether starting a career in Central Sterile Processing or already working in the field, the Central Sterile Processing Technician certification training (in partnership with MK Education) will help students establish a foundation in:

  • Central service workflow and concerns
  • Basic job knowledge and skills
  • Basic job responsibilities

At the end of this program, students will be prepared to take a national certification exam and be prepared for entry-level employment as a Central Sterile Processing Technician. Two tiers are available for this program with the first tier ($2,000 tuition) being for the individual working in the field of Central Sterile Processing who only needs the 100 hours of classroom instruction. The second tier ($2,625 tuition) is for the individual entering the field of Central Sterile Processing who needs both the classroom instruction and 400 hours of externship. The tuition for either the first or second tier includes books, materials, lab fees and externship (tier 2). A payment plan option is available through MK Education. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

Central Sterile Processing Tier 1

This training is held from April 18 through August 3, 2016. Required orientation: Wednesday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. This class is for the individual working in the field of Central Sterile Processing who only needs the 100 hours of classroom instruction. Register in person only in Continuing Education at the Forest Park Campus, room G 322. Class meets twice a week, Monday and Wednesday (April 18 through August 3), for 27 sessions; from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Primary text is an e-book. Final exam: Monday, August 8, 2016 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training. Topics presented in the program include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection prevention and control, tools for cleaning, safety and decontamination. This program will prepare successful students to take a national certification exam. Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age; High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate; Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test Letter stating a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application. Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter: Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php. Only the original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. No class 5/30, 7/4.

AHCE:788 Section 4D0 | $2,000

Central Sterile Processing Tier 2

This training is held from April 18, 2016 through December 16, 2016. Required orientation: Wednesday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. This section is for the individual entering the field of Central Sterile Processing who needs both the classroom instruction and externship. Register in person only in Continuing Education at the Forest Park Campus, room G 322. Class meets twice a week Monday and Wednesday (April 18 through August 3), for 27 sessions; from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Primary text is an e-book. Final exam: August 8, 2016 from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Externship begins August 15, 2016 and ends December 16, 2016. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training. This program offers the student a direct pathway to success in Central Sterile Processing. Topics presented in the program include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, infection prevention and control, tools for cleaning, safety and decontamination. This program will prepare successful students to take a national certification exam. Prerequisites: Student must be 18 years of age; High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate; Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test Letter stating a minimum score of 8.9 on both Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application. Family Care Safety Registry-Worker registration letter: Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php. Only the original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. No class 5/30, 7/4.

AHCE:788 Section 4D1 | $2,625

Registration for this program is in person only in Continuing Education at the Forest Park Campus, room G 322. For more information contact Diane Sterett at 314-539-5754.

About Timothy Gallo

Timothy is the Marketing Manager for the Continuing Education program at St. Louis Community College. Tim has over 15 years of experience working with Continuing Education program design and development, instructional design, training and development, project management, program/course development, and marketing.

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