The Central Sterile Processing Program (CSP) at Fayetteville Technical Community College follows the standards and recommended practices as outlined in the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
After successfully completing all didactic and clinical experience required for entry-level competency, Central Sterile Processing students are eligible to take the National Certification Exam offered through the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).
Estimated Program Costs
Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change. Tuition is established by the State Board of Community Colleges and North Carolina General Assembly and is subject to change without notice.
The Central Sterile Processing handbook contains information for Advisees & Potential Students.
A student must complete all pre-requisites and gain competitive points in order to apply for approval to the Central Sterile Processing program.
Once approved for a Health program, students will be provided with information regarding books, uniforms, supplies and equipment, and any additional program requirements.
Attendance at the information session is mandatory. Students who do not attend will automatically be removed from the list of prospective applicants, and will not be considered for the admissions process.
As part of the competitive admissions process, each student is evaluated based on a point system. The Competitive Points Worksheet outlines the additional 15 departmental points a prospective student can earn.
What to Expect:
The Central Sterile Processing curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the field of Sterile Processing and Central Service Supply.
Students will develop skills necessary to properly disinfect, prepare, process, store, and distribute both sterile and non-sterile supplies and equipment for patient care. Also, students will learn to operate various sterilization units and monitor effectiveness of the sterilization process.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Understand and follow decontamination procedures
Prepare and package supplies, instruments, and equipment for sterilization
Monitor the process of steam, Ethylene Oxide, dry heat, and liquid chemical sterilization
Maintain product sterility
Distribute storage, inspect, and control inventory of supplies, instruments, and equipment
Graduates will receive a certificate and may be eligible to apply to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel Examination (CBSPD). Employment opportunities include:
Central Processing Units in Hospitals
The Central Sterile Processing Program is designed to meet the educational requirements for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) in North Carolina. Please see the disclosure chart for information regarding any certification in other states.