Central Sterile Processing Technicians are essential team members of the operating room and healthcare team. They are responsible for the cleanliness, decontamination, inspecting and assembly of surgical instruments, packaging and sterilization of all surgical instruments, as well as high levels of verbal and written communication with the OR staff. Central sterile technicians have a strong understanding of decontamination and infection control to ensure their work protects patients and healthcare members from infections and diseases.
You will take classes to prepare you for:
Cleaning, disinfection, assembly and sterilization of surgical instrumentation for operating rooms, emergency departments and various clinical areas within healthcare facilities.
Work as a vital team member of the Central Sterile Processing and Operating Room departments
Consistently maintain sterile instrumentation to be readily available for the operating rooms, clinics and healthcare teams
Find employment in various settings, including hospital operating rooms, surgery centers, plastic surgery centers, eye surgery centers, and laboratories.
Take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam offered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). This program is based on the IAHCSMM certification, CRCST.
Certificates and Licensures
- MTECH Program Certificate in Central Sterile Technician
- Students are prepared to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) Exam
- Healthcare Provider BLS and First Aid Certificate
Registration Eligibility: Adults can register any session. High school seniors are eligible to register for the Spring Session only.
Registration Availability: Registration for the Spring 2021 session is open. Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opens April 20, 2021 at 8:00 am online on the MTECH Registration Portal and remains open until classes are full. It is recommended to create your MTECH Student Portal account in advance.
Program Length: 800 Hours or approximately 6.5 months.
Times: Evenings. See schedule details below.
Locations: MTECH Lehi Main Campus Rm 226
Financial Aid Eligible: This program is eligible for Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance. +Learn More
Entrance Assessment: Students must take the MTECH Entrance Assessment. The Entrance Assessment is free and takes about an hour to complete. To learn more visit mtec.edu/testing.
New Student Orientation: Students must complete the brief MTECH New Student Orientation prior to first day of class. To learn more visit mtec.edu/nso.
|Session||Location||Room||Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Days|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||221||1/19/21||TBD||11:30 am||3:30 pm||M, T, TH|
|Spring 2021||Lehi||221||1/19/21||7/27/21||5:30 pm||9:30 pm||M, T, TH|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||221||8/17/21||TBD||11:30 am||3:30 pm||M, T, TH|
|Fall 2021||Lehi||221||8/17/21||TBD||5:30 pm||9:30 pm||M, T, TH|
Note: This is a Hybrid Program. Students attend Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during registered class time. On Wednesdays, students work online.
Tuition and Fees
|total:||$2,285.00||All tuition and fees are due at the time of registration.|
Materials and Supplies
|Central Service Technician Manual & Workbook, 8th edition||$115.00||ISBN 978-1-4951-8905-0|
|Scrubs||$48.00||Available in MTECH Bookstore; cost is for two sets|
|CRCST Exam||$125.00||Optional, but highly recommended|
All materials and supplies are available at MTECH Bookstore unless noted.