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.
Learn more about upcoming mandatory Central Sterile Processing information sessions.
Two courses are required to complete the program:
STP-510 Central Sterile Processing Technician
OPA-354 Workforce Success Skills
Additionally, externship options are available. Email the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
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 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% through 2027. The average annual salary in Maryland is approximately $37,000 per year.
Source: Emsi 2018.4
The total program cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $2,356, including tuition and fees.
AACC is offering students in select programs the opportunity to enroll without the financial burden of paying for college. Eligible students can now attend AACC with all tuition and fees paid except for externships through scholarships.
Interested students must attend a registration session before enrolling in the program.
Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor
Our experienced and credentialed faculty will prepare you for the the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (C.F.E.R.) exam.