Surgical/Central Sterile Processing Technology


Program Manager:

Carrie Nutsch


(208) 732-6715


Program Manager:

Janet Milligan


(208) 732-6706


Focus Area Advisor:

Jennifer Munn




Program Overview:

Trained central service and sterile processing technicians help reduce the risk of microbial exposure by maintaining and sterilizing equipment for a wide range of medical areas. This short training program can help students learn heat, steam, and chemical disinfecting and sterilization techniques as well as inventory management skills. Professionalism, teamwork, communications and medical language are stressed as students learn to pursue or maintain job opportunities in sterile processing technology.

Upon completion of the program, and once 400 hours work on the job are completed, students will be eligible to take the IAACSMM National certification exam.

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Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Central Sterile Processing program, a student will be able to:

  1. Understand the role of the central sterile processing technician as it applies to the surgical health care team.
  2. Demonstrate the skills necessary to gain entry level employment as central sterile processing technicians

Course Performance Requirements:

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Program Requirements for Admission:

You will not be able to declare this program as your major until you have met with the program director.