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    Harrison College
   
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Central Sterile Processing-Certificate


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Certificate Program - 38 Quarter Credit Hours

Indianapolis East Campus Only

This three quarter program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions as central services technicians with exposure to all aspects of the central service functions. Training includes surgical instrumentation, sterilization methods and packaging, in addition to storage for all items required in surgical suites, emergency rooms, outpatient clinics and patient rooms. Students will also be provided with the associated skills necessary to professionally perform within a healthcare environment. Upon completion of the program students will be prepared to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam (CRCST) by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).

Program Objectives


Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  1. Obtain a foundation of general science and central sterile processing.
  2. Demonstrate best practices to decontaminate, inspect, assemble, package and sterilize reusable medical instruments or devices in health care facilities.
  3. Exhibit ethical and professional conduct to provide safe, quality service to co-workers for optimal patient care.
  4. Prepare to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician exam (CRCST).
  5. Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through professional development to ensure up-to-date knowledge.

32 Credit Hours


6 Credit Hours


Program Specific Notes


Indicates a Core Course. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
Program Length: The Central Sterile Processing-Certificate program is 36 weeks in length and 1,335 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Central Sterile Processing-Certificate program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.

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