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Sterile Processing Technology


Sterile processing technology programs prepare people to clean, sterilize, and assemble surgical instruments and supplies.

Sterile processing technology programs teach students about a variety of topics.

Sterile processing technology programs include topics such as:


Many career and technical schools offer certificate programs in sterile processing technology. A certificate program usually takes nine to twelve months of full-time study.

See schools that offer this program.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program of study by getting your high school diploma or GED.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically offers courses in the following subjects:

Some schools offer clinical rotations during your program. These are hands-on opportunities to apply the information you learned in real-life specialized clinical settings. An experienced doctor supervises you.

Things to Know

To become certified you must pass an exam.


King-Snohomish Area

Renton Technical College

Seattle Central College

Tacoma Area

Clover Park Technical College

Tri-Cities Area

Columbia Basin College