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Technical Certificate of Credit

Program Description: The Central Sterile Technician Technical Certificate of Credit provides students with entry-level training in nationally based competencies that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution area of health care facilities. Students will develop skills necessary to properly decontaminate, process, prepare, store, and issue both sterile and non-sterile medical and surgical supplies and equipment in the healthcare setting. Students will be prepared to operate and monitor sterilizers in healthcare facilities.

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will maintain sterility while opening a sterile package, sterile basin, sterile instrument tray, and a sterile wrapped item.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Tifton

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

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

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older.

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.

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

Credits Required for Graduation: 31 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (6 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (3 hours)
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
Fletcher, Sandy
Surgical Technology Faculty
School of Health Sciences
O: (229) 391-2653
King, Sherry
Surgical Technology Program Chair
School of Health Sciences
O: (229) 391-2638
Pierce, Stephanie
Surgical Technology
Health Sciences
O: (229) 225-5205