Sterile Processing Technician Diploma
Learn How to Sterilize Medical and Surgical Instruments

Sterile Processing Technician Diploma
Learn How to Sterilize Medical and Surgical Instruments

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Program Overview

Sterile processing technicians help keep medical and surgical procedures safe. They examine, sterilize, and package surgical instruments for use in medical and dental clinics, operating rooms, and more. Their work helps reduce the risk of infection or cross-contamination during life-saving procedures.

You can receive instruction in the knowledge and skills a sterile processing technician needs in as few as 4 months* with Concorde in Memphis. Our program combines online learning with hands-on labs and an externship to prepare you for new career opportunities.

PROGRAM FACTS

Skill Building

Skill Building

Learn to help control infections by sterilizing surgical and medical instruments

Versatile Curriculum

Versatile Curriculum

Receive instruction in essential areas such as microbiology, anatomy and physiology, legal and ethical responsibilities of health care workers, and more

Flexible Class Schedules

Flexible Class Schedules

Convenient blended class format (online coursework with hands-on labs) makes it possible to continue working while you study

Skill Building

Skill Building

Complete your diploma in as few as 4 months*

Includes a 128-hour sterile processing externship experienceᶛ

Prepares successful graduates to take the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) examination to become a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).†

Sterile Processing Technician Diploma Curriculum

Concorde’s sterile processing technician diploma teaches essential health science concepts along with practical and technical skills for examining, sterilizing, and tracking inventory of medical equipment.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to learn how to:

  • Identify medical instruments and describe their uses
  • Inspect instruments for functionality and cleanliness
  • Keep inventory records of medical instruments
  • Perform sterilization using solvents and equipment such as autoclaves
  • Arrange instrument trays for procedures
  • Transport instruments to and from procedure rooms
  • Help ensure procedure rooms maintain a sterile field
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the health care team
  • Understand the health care system

You’ll build and practice skills through a combination of online learning, on-campus labs, and 128 hours of externship experience.

  • Healthcare Concepts
  • Sterile Processing
  • Sterile Processing Externship

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Want to learn important skills for sterile processing faster than you thought you could? Contact Concorde in Memphis to learn if our 4-month diploma program is right for you!

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