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Sterile Processing & Distribution at Tri-C 

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.

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Beth Stokes 
Program Manager 
Metro Campus
MHCS 126-E
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115-3196

Health Careers Enrollment Center
Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan Campus-MHCS 126 
2900 Community College Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115-3196

Accepting applications for Fall 2015. Deadline to apply to the program is May 31st.

Sterile Processing & Distribution Application Packet

Student Health Form

Drug Screening Info
(Students must check with their program manager BEFORE they proceed with a Drug Screen)

Program Information Sheet
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Sterile Processing and Distribution Technology Certificate of Proficiency Outcomes
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