Sterile Processing and Central Services Technician Program

Sterile and Central Processing Technician Program


Become A Certified Sterile Processing Technician In Just 31 Weeks

Central Sterile Processing Technicians or Central Service Professionals are in high demand. In a healthcare setting, central sterile processing technicians help in infection prevention, cleaning and decontamination, inventory/equipment management, and other areas. They are the backbone of medical services.

With the fear of Covid-19, the requirements for Sterile Technicians have increased exponentially. With the rapid growth of the healthcare industry in America, our fast-track 8-month Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program can give your healthcare career a great start.

What can you expect from our program?

  • Real hands-on experience
  • Support every step of the way
  • Certifications
  • Connections to Industries
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From Our Program, You Will Learn

Introduction To Central Processing
This sterile processing technician course would teach the students the importance of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Management or IAHCSMM. In addition, they will learn the workflow processes and the definition of medical terms. In this introductory course, the students will have a basic knowledge of the Medical Central Processing Industry. Students will be explained the basics of distillation, deionization, and reverse osmosis water purification systems, identify common cleaning chemicals, review basic protocols for their use and note the importance of bushes, cloths, and sponges in an effective cleaning process.
Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will learn to review the structure, function, activities, and role of cells, tissues, and organs in the human body. They will identify and describe each major body system’s structure and roles and indicate standard surgical procedures that involve each system. Students will be able to define the term microbiology and understand why central service technicians must know about it. They will be able to describe how microorganisms infect and transmit between persons and places. Finally, they will review basic procedures to control and kill microorganisms to prevent transmission of infection.
Infection Prevention & Cleaning Tools
Students will explain the role of central service technicians in a healthcare facility’s infection prevention and control efforts. They will discuss personal hygiene and personal protective equipment precautions that enable central service technicians to protect patients and themselves. They will define the term, standard precautions, and review the role of preventing infectious organisms’ transmission. They will list critical elements in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard published by OSHA and describe fundamental environmental concerns as designated Central Service work areas. They will learn the importance of using pure water.
Decontamination, Prep, And Transport
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will review the three priority goals of soiled item transport and identify the sources of contaminated items. Next, they will explain the use of preparation procedures. Next, they will review basic procedures for transporting soiled items from user areas of the central service decontamination area. Finally, they will discuss safety guidelines for transporting soiled items to the central service decontamination area. Learn to provide essential sources for education and training information applicable to the transport of contaminated items and discuss the selection of a disinfectant.
Sterile Instrument Packaging Storage
This course would discuss the surgical instruments related to the central processing industry, including the manufacture of surgical instruments. The primary categories of surgical instruments are based on their functions and identify the inspection points, anatomy (features), and procedures to measure different tools. Students will explain the primary objectives of the packaging process and review essential selection factors for specific sterilization methods; provide an overview of reusable packaging materials and disposable packaging materials. This course would also teach basic package closure methods and pack contents.
Communication And Services
This course will explain the need for central service technicians to utilize effective communication and human relations skills. It will help define professionalism, list professional central service technicians’ traits, describe their fundamental beliefs and behaviors, and use basic tactics of effective communication in the workplace. In addition, this course will make the students practice procedures to enhance and maintain effective working relationships. Sterile processing technician training will encompass all these aspects of work in the medical field as effective communication is key to saving lives as much as sterilization techniques.

Financing for the Central Processing and Sterile Technician program may be available through scholarships, grants, loans (federal and private), and institutional financing plans. In addition, Grants and Financial Aid are available to students who qualify. Complete our accelerated career-oriented Central Processing and Sterile Technician Certification Program, and start helping yourselves with good pay and others – on the Job. Let’s connect to discuss how PTTI can help shape your future in Healthcare Industry through our course.

Central Processing Technician Program

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Professional Development
Once the student reaches approximately 700 hours, PTTI’s Career Services department gets them ready for their career with professional development classes. Resume writing, career identification, interview coaching, financial management, and more are part of the course! Professional Development classes help you become a competitive job applicant with strong professional skills to accelerate you into your career.
Resume Building
PTTI’s curriculum includes various projects and certification opportunities and offers valuable internships and externships to build your resume or portfolio. In addition, our career services department helps students develop a marketable and professional resume, custom fit to the student’s desired industry. You will learn how to market yourself and communicate your strengths to companies to get the career you deserve.
Financial Aid Is Available
Many students are surprised how fast they finish the financial aid process with guidance from our team of counselors! PTTI’s Financial Aid team will help you through each step of the process, from creating an account, entrance counseling, and setting up a plan to pay off any loans or payments. Even after graduation, PTTI’s financial aid team is here to help you find the best solutions for ensuring your successful career.
Flexible Class Schedule
By collaborating with PTTI’s Admissions department, our staff will help prospective students enroll in flexible class schedules to fit their current plans. Morning classes occur from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and evening classes run from 3:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Snacks/Refreshments Served Daily
PTTI offers students the benefits of our food drive to help themselves with nutritious snacks and refreshments throughout the day. In addition, PTTI provides meals for you to take home, so they don’t have to worry about shopping while receiving their education. PTTI gets a shipment every Monday and lasts the whole week.

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Course FAQ’s

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $22,838 (plus $150 registration fee and Insurance Fee $12 = Total Tuition: $23,000)
Books and supplies: $0
On-campus room & board: Not Offered
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* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming standard time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through Grants, Scholarships, Loans (federal and private), and Institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is:
Federal loans: *
Private education loans: *
Institutional financing plan: *
We withheld the median amounts to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

How long will it take me to complete this program?

The sterile processing technician program will take 31 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2019-2020, *% finished in 31 weeks.
* The number who finished within the standard time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job placement rate for students who complete the programs with PTT Institute is 92%.
* The placement rates vary/change every month. The above number is an average % based on a sample time frame, although the institute is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

I Have been out of school for a long time. Will I face any trouble?

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