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Central Sterile Processing Technician

Join the high-growth field of health care as a Central Sterile Processing Technician with training from Anne Arundel Community College and MK Education. Our experienced and credentialed professional faculty will prepare you for a rewarding career working in a variety of medical settings  to ensure the cleanliness and safety of operating rooms, tables and other equipment.

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What is the job outlook?
Overall, employment of central sterile processing technicians is projected to increase by 20 percent through 2020. The average annual salary in Maryland is approximately $34,000.

What is the training?
Offered in partnership with MK Education, training consists of 1 face-to-face noncredit course, and a 400 hour externship (4 courses) that can be completed in six months. Students will examine the responsibilities of a central sterile processing technician in various medical settings including general hospitals, public health clinics, private doctors’ offices and specialized surgical centers. Students will learn about inventorying tools, sterilizing equipment and ensuring the cleanliness and safety of operating rooms, tables and other equipment. Total Hours: 500

What courses will I take?
STP 500 - Central Sterile Processing Technician
STP 505 - Central Sterile Processing Technician: Externship 1
STP 506 - Central Sterile Processing Technician: Externship 2
STP 507 - Central Sterile Processing Technician: Externship 3
STP 508 - Central Sterile Processing Technician: Externship 4

Students must register and pay for all 5 courses.

What will it cost?
$2,365 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fee. Eligible for the continuing education payment plan.

What are the requirements?
Students must be at least 16 years old.

What are the externship requirements?

  • Background check
  • Immunizations (may require additional expense). Please see Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Information Form for a list of required immunizations.
  • Time commitment of 8 hours a day (7-3:30 or 3:00-11:30), 2 days a week (Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or Friday/Saturday), for the length of the externship (400 hours). Space is limited. Schedule to be determined by student, AACC, and AAMC.
  • Volunteer/Intern Form

How do I enroll?
Contact Ann Riefe at 410-777-2910 or aeriefe@aacc.edu

Related Studies
Consult the college catalog for information about degrees and certificates from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies or visit www.aacc.edu/healthcare.

Questions?
For more information contact Ann Riefe at 410-777-2910 or aeriefe@aacc.edu

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