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Central Sterile Processing Certificate

Sterile processing certification lets you begin a career improving the lives of patients.

With a sterile processing technician certificate, you can advance in a specialized health care role that plays an essential part in improving patient care in hospitals, physician clinics and surgical centers.

Harrison College’s sterile processing technician program is designed to teach you best practices in central sterile processing and to prepare you for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam. Gain hands-on, clinical experience with instrument decontamination, sterilization, storage and distribution.

Want to take your education and your career even further? Sterile processing technician courses completed in this program may count toward Harrison’s Surgical Technology Associate Degree program.

The School of Health Sciences at Harrison College approaches education differently—we strive to empower you so that you can empower the patients whose lives you will influence as a member of the burgeoning health care industry.

You will be taught the knowledge to impact and improve the quality of health care in a number of health care facilities, including hospitals, physician clinics and surgical centers. 

About Central Sterile Processing

Central sterile processing technicians are vital to patient care services and provide essential support to health care teams. As a central sterile processing technician, you will be responsible for duties such as decontaminating, sterilizing, storing and distributing supplies and tools for surgery and other patient care areas while also ensuring that patients do not get infections during or after surgery.

If you pay attention to details, respect health care safety and want to focus your skills on serving patients who need your help, this program could be the perfect fit for you. Download our program sheet to learn more.

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As a central sterile processing technician, you can expect to make around $31,700 per year, according to O*Net.

The surgical technology field is predicted to grow, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau of Labor statistics states, “Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.”

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