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).

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Sterile Processing Technology-511012-Certificate
Course No. Course Title Lecture Lab Total Credit Hrs
Semester 1
STPR 1041 Introduction to Sterile Processing 1 0 1
STPR 1143 Sterile Processing Concepts I 3 0 3
STPR 1142 Sterile Processing Concepts I Application 0 2 2
STPR 1253 Sterile Processing Concepts II 3 0 3
STPR 1263 Sterile Processing Concepts II Application 0 3 3
Semester 2
STPR 2106 Sterile Processing Practicum 0 6 6
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
Location SOWELA Morgan Smith Instructional Site Jennings, LA.
Semester Fall 2023
Fall 2024

Contact Information

Kristine Stout, MSN, RN

(337) 421-6584

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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