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:
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
Summer 2020 courses will be offered online, and students will pay no online fees, only the regular summer tuition and fees. Explore our list of online classes at Logger Central and register for one or more today!
Fall 2020 Cost
The total (estimated) program cost for the Central Sterile Technician program for fall 2020 is $2,143.50
The Central Sterile Technician program consist of two classes HLT 109 and SGT 100.
HLT 109 tuition and fees are $144.00/credit hour – it is a 3 credit hour class – $144.00 X 3 = $432.00
SGT 100 tuition and fees are $144.00 + the variable tuition rate $133.00 = $277.00/credit hour – it is a 5.5 credit hour class – $277.00 X 5.5 = $1,523.50
Both classes together for fall tuition, fees, and variable tuition rate is: $1,955.50
• HLT 109 textbook estimate for fall 2020 = $89.50 (may vary with different instructors)
• SGT 100 textbook estimate for fall 2020 = $98.50
• Total (estimated) book cost = $188.00
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