Surgical Instrument Technician (SPT.S.STC)
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Surgical Technology
The Surgical Instrument Technician short-term certificate program will prepare the graduate to work within a health-care facility to ensure medical and surgical supplies, instruments, and equipment are properly cleaned, prepared, processed, stored, and distributed for patient care and surgical use. Knowledge of basic human anatomy, medical terminology, and a combination of sterilization, inventory control, and information technologies are integrated into the curriculum to ensure a safe outcome for all patients. This program combines both lecture, lab, and a practicum to prepare the Sterile Processing Technician student to take the CRCST Exam upon graduation and upon completion of 400 work related hours in a Sterile Processing Department. Hours attained during practicum count as credit toward the 400 work related hours required for CRCST Exam eligibility. Note: For students under age 18 there may be restrictions on participating in certain Health Sciences programs. Any student under age 18 must contact the program director/department chair to discuss whether he or she may enroll.