Sterile Processing and Distribution
Area of Study: Sterile Processing & Distribution
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency Program Description
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
The sterile processing and distribution technician decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and sterilizes instruments and surgical trays. The technician also manages inventory control, orders supplies, inspects, maintains, delivers and retrieves equipment and instruments for the surgery suite, emergency room and intensive care units. A hands-on clinical practicum experience in an area hospital is included in the course of study. This program prepares graduates for eligibility for the Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification by the CBSPD, Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. Students may apply credits toward the Surgical Technology Program, or meet with an academic counselor to apply credits toward an Associate of Technical Studies degree.
Day in the Life: Explore the student experience in this program.
PROGRAM STATUS: Accepting applications for Fall 2015. Deadline to apply to the program is May 31st.
Drug Screening Info (Students must check with their program manager BEFORE they proceed with a Drug Screen)
- Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution - CBSPD
- International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management - IAHCSMM
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at, www.tri-c.edu/gainfulemployment