Central Sterile Processing Tech

Central Sterile
Processing Technician
The major tasks of a Central Sterile Processing Technician’s role are to process and sterilize equipment and
supplies from the operating suites and nursing units of hospitals. These medical professionals are specially
trained in the proper care, cleaning, decontamination and sterilization of all surgical instrumentation.
The SPT may also be involved in preparing and packaging specialized medical equipment for patient use in
various areas of the facilities. Often SPT’s will operate and service advanced
decontamination and disinfecting apparatus such as ultrasonic washers,
steam autoclaves, liquid based washer/disinfectors and vaporized
hydrogen peroxide sterilization systems.
SPT’s also take equipment inventory; maintain accurate
sterilization records, report needed repairs and monitor
records. SPT’s follow strict aseptic protocols to ensure that
they maintain a clean and safe environment. They play an
essential role in patient safety and infection control.
Following successful completion of the class the student
will be eligible to take the Sterile Processing Technician,
National Exam through NCCA
Requirements: high school diploma or equivalent,
TABE reading score of 12.0, and TABE math
score of 9.0
Registration: $180
Insurance: $1
For more information
or to sign up,
contact the Division of Continuing Education
at 910.938.6294 or coned@coastalcarolina.edu,
or stop by the Kenneth B. Hurst Continuing
Education Building located at the corner of
Western Boulevard and University Drive.
Coastal Carolina Community College
Division of Continuing Education
444 Western Boulevard | Jacksonville, NC 28546
910.938.6294 | www.coastalcarolina.edu