Sterile Processing Technician Certificate

If you want to play a central role in supporting patients, doctors and nurses, Triton's Sterile Processing Technician program is for you. In the program, you'll learn the tools to clean and maintain sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment, as well as how to manage inventory, inspect, maintain and deliver equipment and instruments for surgery, emergency room and other patient care units.

$3,690 Average Tuition Per Year
63 Number of Credit Hours Required

Career Opportunities

  • Sterile Processor
  • Medical Equipment Preparers
  • Medical Assistant

Program Requirements

This is a selective admission program. Acceptance is awarded every fall semester.

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Program Requirements & Prerequisites

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must score at the college level or better on the reading and writing placement exam or course equivalency
  • Placement exam scores must not be more than two years old
  • A criminal history records check with no disqualifying convictions is required prior to the start of the program
  • Sterile Processing Technician Program courses must be taken in sequence and all program requirements must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
  • Students must complete all health and clinical requirements (includes American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers certification, drug screening, and any additional information required by clinical site) prior to registration for SPT 140 and the requirements must be maintained through SPT 150