Course Description

Online Certification Training

Gain industry certification as a Sterile Processing Technician and ultimately work in hospitals, surgery centers, clinics and other healthcare facilities. A typical hospital uses (and reuses) tens of thousands of medical instruments every month. Although some supplies are disposable, many are not. The reusable supplies come with their own special instructions for proper cleaning and maintenance. Sterile Processing Technicians (SPTs) prepare surgical instruments and devices. They clean, inspect, test, sterilize, store and deliver devices needed for surgery in a healthcare facility. Other job duties may include, verifying and accurately documenting missing instruments, recording sterilizer test results, ensuring each instrument is in good working order prior to placing in-tray for use, operating and maintaining steam autoclaves, keeping records of loads complete, items in loads, and maintenance procedures performed, make recommendations to management for possible improvement, and effectively communicate with operating room personnel and others.

Course Outline

  • Professional in Allied Health
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
  • Sterile Processing

Learner Outcomes

  1. Identify central service workflows processes from cleaning, decontamination, preparation and packaging to sterilization and storage of surgical instruments and equipment
  2. Describe the importance of manufacturer’s instructions for use (IFU), infection control and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout central service areas and their impact on personnel and patient safety
  3. Differentiate methods for quality control and assurance and the necessity of central service process documentation
  4. Discuss compliance standards and the role of HIPAA, OSHA, CDC, FDA, ANSI, AAMI and other regulating agencies


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Web browser with internet connection
  • Course registration & payment
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Section Title
Sterile Processing Technician - Online Self-Paced
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $4,000.00
Section Notes
Please access this website for additional information and to register for the course:  https://medcerts.com/start/miracosta-college 
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