Central Sterile Processing Technician Certification Training Starts April 25, 2018

By on March 6, 2018
Central Sterile Processing Training Program

This training offers the student a direct pathway to success in Central Sterile Processing. Whether starting a career in Central Sterile Processing or already working in the field, this program will help you establish a foundation in:

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

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 as well as for entry-level employment as a Central Sterile Processing Technician. A strict attendance policy is enforced throughout this training.

Download the program brochure (pdf).

Central Sterile Processing Technician
Tier 1

This class is for the individual working in the field of Central Sterile Processing who only needs the 100 hours of classroom/online instruction. This hybrid/flip instructor lead course is held from April 25 through July 18. Students must have Internet connection and be competent computer and Internet users. To assess readiness to complete an online course students should read and take the online assessment SmarterMeasure found under Online Education on the college website. Course work will be completed online. Students are required to attend scheduled workshop sessions. Workshops will meet 6-9 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. Register in person only in Continuing Education at Forest Park, Student Center 125. 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. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: April 18. No refund after that date. No senior discount. No class 7/4.
AHCE:788 | $1,700
002 | W 6-9 p.m.
April 25–July 18, 2018 | Forest Park G Tower 121

Tier 2

This class is for the individual entering the field of Central Sterile Processing who needs both the classroom/online instruction and externship. This course will be held from April 25 through December 23, 2018. Students must have Internet connection and be competent computer and Internet users. To assess readiness to complete an online course students should read and take the online assessment SmarterMeasure found under Online Education on the college website. Course work will be completed online. Externship begins July 23 and ends December 23. 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 prepares the successful student to take a national certification exam. Register in person only in Continuing Education at Forest Park, Student Center 125. 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 www.health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/. Only the original letter will be accepted. Letter cannot be older than six months. Refund/withdrawal deadline: April 18. No refund after that date. No senior discount. No class 7/4.
AHCE:788 | $2,150
005 | W 5-9 p.m.
April 25–July 18, 2018 | Forest Park G Tower 121
Externship: July 23-December 23, 2018, Off Campus

A section is available for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 students using payment plan through MK Education. Student must have approval of MK Education to register. Contact MK Education at 630-929-8602 for details.

Prerequisites required at time of registration

Tier 1

  • Student must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or a High School Equivalency Certificate
  • Achieves a minimum score of 8.9 on Vocabulary and Comprehension tests and a minimum score of 7.0 Mathematics Concepts and Application on the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)

Tier 2

  • All of Tier 1 prerequisites
  • Family Care Safety Registry-Worker Registration letter. The letter cannot be older than 6 months. You must bring the letter from DHSS not proof of payment. Register online at http://health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/

Students enrolled in Tier 2 must complete the following requirements

  • Criminal background check and 5-panel drug screen
  • Physical exam/immunizations/Two-step PPD/Hepatitis B immunization series or signed waiver
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification

Expenses

Expenses the Central Sterile Processing Technician student will incur but not limited to:

  • Fee (varies based on program selection)
  • TABE Test is $11. Retest is additional $11.
  • Family Care Safety Registry is $13 plus processing fee.*
  • Criminal background check cost is variable.*
  • 5-Panel Drug Screen is $28.80.*
  • Physical Exam/immunizations/Two-step PPD/Hepatitis B Immunization series cost is variable.*
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider CPR certification is $75 (cost at St. Louis Community College).*
  • Classroom supplies
  • Computer is needed to complete online instruction
  • Certification costs vary* Tier 2 student requirements

Clinical and Field Work

Some degree and certificate programs offered by the college require students to obtain clinical or other field experience as part of their course work. Students with criminal convictions or drug use may have difficulty progressing in these programs. Hospitals and facilities may mandate that a criminal background check and/or drug screening check (at the student’s expense) may be conducted prior to placement in a clinical or field setting. Students not passing these checks may be prohibited from participating in the clinical or field experience thus rendering the student ineligible to satisfactorily meet the course/program requirements.

How to Register for Central Sterile Processing Technician Certification Training

Registration for this class is in person only.

  • Complete the registration form on the brochure and bring it with you to the Forest Park Campus, Student Center 125.
  • Proof of Age (must be at least 18 years of age)
  • Bring all prerequisites required at time of registration (listed above and in the brochure)
  • Payment is due at the time of registration

Contact us at 314-984-7777 for registration information and with any additional questions.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Requests for withdrawal must be submitted in writing at the Forest Park campus, Student Center 125. Registration/refund/withdrawal deadline: 4/18/18. No refunds after that date.

Information subject to change.

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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