Central Sterile Processing Technician Program


Central Sterile Processing Technician Program

This program is currently full with a waiting list.

What is a Central Sterile Processing Technician?

Central Sterile Processing Technicians (CSPT) are responsible for packaging surgical instruments in hospitals, medical offices, surgical centers, and clinics. CSPTs are highly needed healthcare professionals who improve the quality of patient care by minimizing infection rates. Job responsibilities include organizing and assembling instrument trays; sterilizing supplies; operating sterilization equipment including sterilizers, aerators and washers; and maintaining records and inventory.

Course Description

This hybrid program includes 60 hours of online classroom time covering decontamination and sterilization processing, anatomy and physiology; microbiology infection control, and identification of surgical instruments. Students will also be required to complete 20 hours of clinical internship experience at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital or Westerly Hospital.


Upon completion, students are eligible to take the certification exam through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Inc. (CBSPD). (National Certification) Certification is mandatory for employment.


  1. At least 18 years of age.
  2. High school diploma or GED.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry 40 pounds and stand for long periods of time
  4. Closed toe shoes to bring to facility
  5. HEALTH FORM REQUIRED – Completion of Health Form with immunizations and two-step PPD is required to attend clinical for this program. Please complete the form with your medical provider. You can download the form here: TRCC Health Form.

Course Schedules

Summer 2021- CRN# 51236

  • Instructor:  Tyrese Smith
  • Lecture
    • Instructional Method: ONLN (Online) – These are fully online classes meaning that you can log into the class and do your work at any time. For more information about Instructional Methods, visit here.
    • Dates: 6/21-8/15/21
    • Times: Anytime
    • Location: Online
  • Clinical: Scheduled with Program Coordinator
  • Cost: $1,299. Textbook and supplies are included. Students will be contacted to pick up materials at TRCC.
  • Registration deadline: May 31, 2021

Register Now!

To register for this course, please visit our Workforce Registration Page. You’ll find directions on how to register, along with information about information sessions with Workforce advisors, funding sources for financing your tuition, refund policies, and more.

Please Note: There are limited seats in this program, registration is a first come first serve basis.

WIOA Eligible