Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program | Technical College of the LowCountry

Central Sterile Processing Technician Certificate Program


Program Description


Efficient and competent central sterile processing technicians are a vital member of any health care facility. They are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, assembling, processing, sterilizing, and managing the instruments and equipment needed in patient care, especially during surgery.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, between 2012 and 2022 there is a 20% increase in demand, with a mean hourly wage of $17.29/hour.

TCL’s two semester CSPT program is 24 credit hours and include courses in general education and sterile processing.  Classes are taught in the college classroom, campus laboratories and multiple clinical education sites.  All students must successfully complete the program admission criteria and meet clinic site facilities’ standards and eligibility requirements.

Upon program completion, students are eligible to sit for the certification exam, obtain gainful employment in a CSP department and/or complete the health science department admission criteria for the health science program of choice.

Accreditations and Accolades


Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry

Program accreditation:  The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) is a nationally and internationally accredited organization. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies oversees the content material for the certification exam.

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