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Central Sterile Processing Technology

Post Secondary Certificate
Major Code: 4412A
Contact: Carrie Nutsch (208-732-6715) Instructor

Program Description

Trained central service and sterile processing technicians help reduce the risk of microbial exposure by maintaining and sterilizing equipment for a wide range of medical areas.   This short training program can help students learn heat, steam, and chemical disinfecting and sterilization techniques as well as inventory management skills.  Professionalism, teamwork, communications and medical language are stressed as students learn to pursue or maintain job opportunities in sterile processing technology.

This online Central Sterile Processing course (ALLH 104) is designed for students who are already working in the field.  Upon completion of this course, and if they have satisfied the required 500 hours working in CSP, they will be eligible to take the IAHCSMM national certification exam.  These students can earn credits-for-prior-learning (CPL) that will count towards the Postsecondary Certificate in Central Sterile Processing Technology and the AAS in Surgical Technology.

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all required courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Surgical/Central Sterile Processing BTC - Required Course listing

Course Course Title Cr Hrs
Required Courses
ALLH 101 Medical terminology 2
COMM 101 Fundamentals of Oral Communications 3
SURT 103 Sterilization Techniques or 3
ALLH 104 Central Sterile Processing 3
Total Hours Required for this Major: 8

Contact Information and Location:
Contact Person: Carrie Nutsch
Email: cnutsch@csi.edu
HSHS Building 134
315 Falls Avenue PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
Phone: 208-732-6715 or 800-680-0274, ext. 6715
Fax: 208-736-4743 (This is a shared fax. Please use a cover sheet.)