Sterile Processing Technology

Program Description

Sterile Processing is a certificate program designed to train students as Sterile Processing Technicians to support the surgical team.

The program is an 18 credit hour certificate of technical studies (CTS) program that prepares students for employment in the medical field as sterile processors.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in Sterile Processing Technology and will have met the requirements to sit for the national Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam given through the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA).

Degree Options

Sterile Processing Technology-511012-Certificate
Course No.Course TitleLectureLabTotal Credit Hrs
Semester 1
STPR 1041Introduction to Sterile Processing101
STPR 1143Sterile Processing Concepts I303
STPR 1142Sterile Processing Concepts I Application022
STPR 1253Sterile Processing Concepts II303
STPR 1263Sterile Processing Concepts II Application033
Semester 2
STPR 2106Sterile Processing Practicum066
CTS - Sterile Processing Technician 18

Program Information

CIP Code: 511012

Program Type: Certificate of Technical Studies

Program Length: 18 Semester Credit Hours

Program Resources

Sterile Processing Technology New Class Start Times by Semester and Location
LocationSOWELA Morgan Smith Instructional Site Jennings, LA.
SemesterFall 2023
Fall 2024

Contact Information

Lindsey Daigle, CST, CSPDT

Sterile Processing Program Instructor

(337) 421-6567 ext. 4670

3820 Senator J. Bennett Johnston Avenue
Lake Charles, Louisiana 70615
(337) 421-6565
(800) 256-0483

Mon-Thu: 7:45 AM to 4:15 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM to 12:00 PM
(337) 421-6550

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Title IX Officer

Candy Parker

(337) 421-6510 or (800) 256-0483

3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

ADA Officer

Maegan Lewis

(337) 421-6952 or (800) 256-0483

3850 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave. Lake Charles, LA 70615

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