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 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
$2,628 for Anne Arundel County residents, including tuition and fees, for the program and externship.
Students must purchase their own textbook via the IAHCSMM website: CRCST Textbook Only – 8th Edition.
The course is eligible for the continuing education payment plan.
Interested students 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.