Sterile Processing Program

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Midwestern Career College’s 40-week Sterile Processing Technician program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as a sterile processing technician.

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Those looking to start their career in the healthcare industry will excel in this program.

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Evergreen ParkHybrid3/6/2023
Program Length: 40 Instructional Weeks/2 Terms

What Does a Sterile Processing Technician Do?

According to Zippia, a sterile processing technician is responsible for performing the sterilization and decontamination processes for all laboratory and medical equipment.

Sterile processing technicians follow a strict process of sterilizing equipment, including replacing defective tools, and proper waste procedures of disposable items. They monitor inventories, deliver sterilized equipment to appropriate medical personnel, and organize equipment for medical procedures.

Responsibilities of a sterile processing technician include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitor and operate sterilization equipment
  • Sterilize, prepare, wrap and organize equipment into instrument trays for use during medical procedures
  • Prepare and deliver all necessary equipment and instruments for surgeries, examinations, medical procedures and medical carts
  • Maintain records of sterilization procedures, sterilized items, equipment maintenance and supplies




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Program Objectives

MCC’s Sterile Processing Technician is designed to present the advanced concepts and principles for developing skills and competencies required for infection prevention and control in the sterile processing department in a healthcare facility.

The program offers knowledge in cleaning, disinfecting, decontamination, sterilization, standard precautions, and universal precautions while introducing students to the concepts of hemostasis, packaging, distributing, storing and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays, and equipment.

Upon successful completion of the program, the students will be eligible to sit for a national certification exam with CBSPD (Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution).

Externship

A 90-hour externship is included as part of the program.

Career Outlook

Compared to other jobs, sterile processing technicians have a growth rate described as “as fast as average” at 4% between the years 2018 – 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Admissions Contact Info

Admissions

203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1
admissions@mccollege.edu

 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

 

 

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