Workforce Certificate, On Campus
This five-month Central Sterile Processing Certificate is designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies/equipment.
Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for positions in both hospital and ambulatory surgical centers.
Instructional Format: Face-to-face instruction will include lecture, discussion, lab and clinical.
Total credits needed to graduate: 180 Hours
Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.
Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.
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