Sterile Processing Technician
Begin a career in medical equipment and supply chain management as a sterile processing technician. Sterile processing technicians decontaminate and sterilize surgical instrumentation and complex medical equipment, prepare items for surgery, order and maintain hospital supplies, and provide service to hospital departments and patients.
The Sterile Processing Technician (SPT) program at Columbia Basin College (CBC) prepares students for an entry-level career in sterile processing and materiel management. Sterile processing technicians perform decontamination and sterilization procedures required to ensure proper reprocessing of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic equipment, surgical instrumentation and medical supplies. Additional duties include assembly and inspection of surgical instruments, maintenance and delivery of patient equipment, inventory control and supply ordering, and preoperative case preparation.
All students interested in the SPT program are required to attend a free one-hour
information session. At the session a counselor or program representative will describe
the program, the prerequisites, the application process and will answer questions
Visit the CBC Events Calendar to find the next available session and register to attend or email cbcoutreachFREECOLUMBIA_BASIN for assistance.
Information sessions are open to anyone interested in a CBC Health Sciences program.