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Career Area: Health Science
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-534-2
Approximately 2-6 Months to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
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Sterile Processing Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Sterile Processing Technician

Central Service Technician

Central Sterilization

Sterile Core Technician

Surgical Care Technician

Sterile Processing Technician Programs

Are you looking for a career in healthcare and anxious to start working right away? The Sterile Processing Technician program allows you to earn a technical diploma in less than one year!

Sterile processing is the hub for all activities involving supplies and equipment for surgery, obstetric, emergency departments, and other patient care areas. Students learn the principles of standard precautions, asepsis, disinfection, and sterilization procedures.

As a Sterile Processing Technician, you will:

  • Maintain an uninterrupted supply of instrumentation and supplies used in patient care.
  • Support patient care services and be especially involved in the prevention of infection.
  • Clean, sterilize and process patient products, including surgical instruments, power equipment, robotic instruments, fiber optic scopes, cameras, and other specialty instrumentation.
  • Maintain records associated with supply orders, charges, and inventory.
  • This program will include classroom instruction and a clinical experience in a local hospital.
Sterile Processing Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Sterile Processing Technician at Blackhawk
CVTC Sterile Processing Technician at CVTC
Mid-State Sterile Processing Technician at Mid-State
Waukesha County Sterile Processing Technician at Waukesha County