The program curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply. Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare, process, store, and issue both sterile and nonsterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Students will also learn to operate sterilizing units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process. The program is comprised of three modules.
Module One - Introduce the primary responsibility of a central sterile processing technician. Emphasis is placed on preparation, storage and distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in sterile processing techniques.
Module Two - Emphasis is placed on basic human anatomy, infection control, aseptic technique, sterile processing, decontamination and disinfection. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in sterile processing techniques.
Module Three - Provide job seeking skills and an overview of theoretical knowledge in preparation for CRCST certification. Topics include test taking strategies, resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Upon completion, students will be able to complete a resume, demonstrate appropriate interview techniques and identify personal strengths and weaknesses in preparation for employment. Students will also demonstrate knowledge of industry standards and practices needed to pass the CRCST exam.
The three modules must be successfully completed prior to the mandatory clinical 400-hour Externship in order to earn certification, as required by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM). Certification exam fee, books, uniform, supplies included in tuition.
1. Students must have a High School Diploma or GED.
2. Students must supply a personal background check to determine program eligibility.
3. Pre-assessment test in Math & Reading required prior to registration.
4. Complete medical clearance with immunization history due by end of 2nd week of class.
Register today for a FREE Information Session by calling 718-664-2544
Please email MARAMIREZ@hostos.cuny.edu for more information.