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-510 Central Sterile Processing Technician
OPA-354 Workforce Success
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 and externship cost for Anne Arundel County residents is $2,640, 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 through scholarships.
The Central Sterile Processing program is fully supported by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) I and II Funds of the U.S. Department of Education as part of a financial assistance award totaling $364,000 for direct student aid for the fall 2021 term.
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.