Program Details

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Additional Program Materials
Students should expect to spend approximately $135 for supplies. This cost is beyond the cost of tuition and fees.

Program Application Process
The application for the Spring 2024 Sterile Processing courses is now closed.

The applications open each semester for the next cohort. The webpage will display the information detailing what date it will open and close. Once applications are closed, the selection committee will evaluate all applications and DARS. If accepted into the program, you will be notified by email with an acceptance letter and directions for the next steps. If you are denied or placed on the waitlist, you will be notified by email with your status.

This program uses the cohort model. All Surgical Technology core courses must be taken concurrently within each semester. These courses begin with the first semester that involves sterile processing, intro to Surg tech, and microbiology

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Hospitals 
  • Outpatient centers
  • Instrument processing centers

Additional Benefits

Students who complete the certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in a sterile processing position. New sterile processors will be eligible for the CRCST certification examination after 400 hours of professional employment. After completing the sterile processing core classes and meeting the required GPA, the student will be eligible to advance into the Surgical Technology AAS degree program at Saint Paul College.