Central Sterile Processing Technologist (T.C.)

People in an operating room

This program prepares students for a career as an entry-level Central Sterile Processing Technologist and member of the surgical team in the sterile processing department under the direct supervision of sterile processing manager. 

Degree: Technical Certificate
Credit Hours: 30 Credits
Online Program : No
Program Code: 6367
Financial Aid Eligible : Yes

  (904) 646-2300

Program Learning Outcomes

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).

Career Options

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 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 FSCJ license disclose to determine if this program will meet the selected state’s requirements to sit for licensure or certification testing.