Surgical Technology Specialist

Technical Certificate


Be a part of the surgical team

About Central Sterile Processing Technologist (T.C.)

Upon completing this program, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the following program learning outcomes:

  • Decontaminate, inspect, assemble, process, and sterilize surgical instruments and trays.
  • Maintain documentation required by the accrediting agencies for quality control.
  • Inspect, maintain, deliver and retrieve equipment and instruments for the surgery suite.
  • Function in the emergency room, intensive care units, and other departments.
  • Perform elementary computer procedures as they apply to equipment, supply tracking, ordering and preference/pick list generation.
  • Discuss basic inventory control concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical and surgical instrumentation, supplies, and equipment in various specialties.
  • Use good communication skills utilizing appropriate medical terminology.
  • Maintain a professional department in responding quickly and accurately to urgent hospital departmental requests.
  • Log a minimum of 180/400 hours of Central Service Technician clinical hands-on experience.
  • Prepare to take the National Certification exam from IACSHM and be a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).

This program enables the graduate to sit for the CRCST (Certified Registered Central Service Technician) through the American National Standards and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

Note: If you are considering employment in a state other than Florida, please visit to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing.

Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

Sterile processing technologists work under the supervision of the sterile processing manager to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of aseptic processing techniques and procedures.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

If the program has documents they will appear here.


QLess Connect

Program Information

Program Code:  6367

Academic Roadmaps


May 15

Financial Information

 Financial aid is available, if qualified.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 646-2300
*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule