Washburn Tech

Sterile Processing

The Sterile Processing program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies. This program will offer students preparation to test for the industry-recognized credentials listed below.

Program Information

  • Required Math Score: Level 5
  • Required Reading Score: Level 5
  • Program Start (semesters): August
  • Financial Aid available (for post-secondary students only): Yes
  • Veteran Benefits Eligible (for post-secondary students only): Yes
  • Industry-recognized credentials: CPR; Certified Registered Central Services Technician (CRCST)

The Sterile Processing program introduces the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician and includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies. This program will offer students preparation to test for the industry-recognized credentials listed below.

Program Information

  • Required Math Score: Level 5
  • Required Reading Score: Level 5
  • Program Start (semesters): August
  • Financial Aid available (for post-secondary students only): Yes
  • Veteran Benefits Eligible (for post-secondary students only): Yes
  • Industry-recognized credentials: CPR; Certified Registered Central Services Technician (CRCST)
MAT 100Technical Math2
GEN 102Workplace Skills2
HCT 105First Aid & CPR1
HCT 108Health Occupations I4
HCT 126Medical Terminology3
SUR 105Introduction to Surgical Tech4
SUR 106Sterile Processing4
SUR 107Sterile Processing Clinical I3
SUR 108Sterile Processing Clinical II3
SUR 208CRCST Exam Review1
Total Hours27