Central Sterile Technician, TCC

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.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Locations offered:
Tifton

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

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

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.

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1157
Fees: $309
Books: $379.6
Total: $1845.6

2nd Term
Tuition: $534
Fees: $284
Books: $455.11
Total: $1273.11

3rd Term
Tuition: $712
Fees: $324
Books: $309.8
Total: $1345.8

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (6 hours)

6

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Occupational Courses (25 hours)

25

ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care 3
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
CSSP 1010 CentralSterileSupProcess Tech 5
SURG 1010 Intro to Surgical Technology 8
SURG 1080 Surgical Microbiology 2

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