Join the high-growth field of health care as a central sterile processing technician with training from Anne Arundel Community College. 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.
The following courses are required to complete the program:
STP-500 Central Sterile Processing Technician
OPA-337 Career Development
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
This program will prepare individuals to take the exam to become certified as a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
Overall, employment of central sterile processing technicians is projected to increase by 12 percent through 2027. The average annual salary in Maryland is approximately $37,000 per year.
Source: Emsi 2018.4
$2,410 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees for program and externship.
The course is eligible for the continuing education payment plan.
Interested individuals must attend a CSP information session, as well as an orientation event before registering for the program. Register for an upcoming Central Sterile Processing information session.