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/programs/Pages/sterile-processing.aspxHealth Science ProgramsNoMichael Johnson 28/3/2021 10:29 AM
Sterile Processing Certificate
Sterile Processing Certificate
Applications for Sterile Processing open September 1, 2021. All applicants will receive an email notification of status by November 12, 2021.
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Students who successfully complete the certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in a sterile processing position, eligible to take the certification examination following 400 hours of professional employment, and eligible to apply to the Surgical Technology AAS degree program at Saint Paul College.

  • ​Hospitals 
  • Outpatient centers
  • Instrument processing centers
Sterile Processing Gainful Employment InfoSterile Processing

The Sterile Processing Certificate is a 30-credit program that prepares graduates to work in medical facilities that prepare surgical instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for healthcare. ​​​This program includes a broad introduction to health sciences, as well as medical language, communication and computers. The program curriculum includes decontamination, preparation, packing, sterilization and sterile storage.

The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced. The work is challenging, highly technical, and complex. The performance of this vital department has a major impact on the smooth operation of the many departments to which it provides products and services.

Students who successfully complete the certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in a sterile processing position, eligible to take the certification examination following 400 hours of professional employment, and eligible to apply to the Surgical Technology AAS degree​ program at Saint Paul College.  ​

Program Delivery Methods
Hybrid, online and traditional in-class courses on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Application Process
For the Spring 2022 semester, an application will be required to register for SURG courses in the Sterile Processing Program (SURG 1405, 1410, and 1415). The application will open on September 1, 2021 at 12:00am. The deadline to submit the application for priority review is October 15, 2021.

​Additional Program Materials
Students should expect to spend approximately $135 for supplies. This cost is beyond the cost of tuition and fees.​

Program Application Process
For the Spring 2022 semester, an application will be required to register for SURG courses in the Sterile Processing Program (SURG 1405, 1410, and 1415). The application will open on September 1, 2021 at 12:00am.​ The deadline to submit the application for priority review is October 15, 2021.​

Sterile Processing Video
  • ​Decontamination 
  • Preparation 
  • Packaging 
  • Sterilization 
  • Sterile Storage​

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