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Campus: Westminster Campus

Sterile Processing Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. This program functions as cohorts starting fall and spring semester of each academic year. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Program Director or Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one semester Certificate in Sterile Processing and enter the workforce. A sterile processing technician is an integral member of the surgical team who cleans, sterilizes, and assembles surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies for use in operating rooms and other medical and surgical facilities. Students will receive instruction in sterilization, infection control, decontamination, and surgical instrumentation processing, distribution, and record-keeping. This program develops the knowledge and skills for an entry-level job as a Sterile Processing Technician. This certificate is part of an apprenticeship program partnership with Centura Health and has a selective admission process. 

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPI 100Sterile Instrument Processing


SPI 101Sterile Instrument Lab Skills


SPI 181Internship: Sterile Processing


SPI 279Seminar: Sterile Processing


Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 18

Important Program Notes:

The length of the program will be different for the apprenticeship program.