Ensuring sterile medical equipment for patient health and infection control
Key Program Features
In 16 weeks you can receive the needed training to sit for an exam to become a central sterile service technician, who plays a vital role in hospital and ambulatory surgery centers. For patient health and infection control, medical professionals need sterile and functioning surgical instruments. Central sterile service technicians are responsible for the decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization and storage, handling and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and sterile medical supplies. LLCC’s program includes a combination of classroom instruction and laboratory experience. Classes are offered in fall and spring semesters.
Employment for central sterile service technicians is expected to grow 14 percent by 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The annual median wage in 2015 was $33,330.
LLCC offers the following certificate program to successfully equip you for a career as a central sterile service technician. Learn more about the courses for this program:
Central Sterile Service Technician • Certificate of Completion – time to completion: 16 weeks
Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician certification exam through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or the Certified Registered Central Service Technician examination through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
Investment in Your Future
The 2017-2018 academic year tuition and fees for this program are $1,787.50 for in-district residents.
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