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CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application of skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities. Together with practical experiences provide students with the preparation necessary to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will enter the Central Sterile Supply Department and function with appropriate knowledge and use of instrumentation, supplies, and equipment.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Summer Semester

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older. Must be 18 at time of graduation and to sit for National Registry Exam.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Physical Exam, Criminal Background Check, American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR Certification, and Drug Toxicology.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Program Final Exit Point: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit.

Credits Required for Graduation: 23 Minimum semester hour credits required.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

Curriculum

Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (2 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
Fletcher, Sandy
Surgical Technology Faculty
School of Health Sciences
Tifton
W: (229) 391-2653
scfletcher@southernregional.edu
King, Sherry
Surgical Technology Program Chair
School of Health Sciences
Tifton
W: (229) 391-2638
sking@southernregional.edu
Pierce, Stephanie
Surgical Technology
Health Sciences
Thomasville
W: 229-225-5205
spierce@southernregional.edu