Careers in Non-Patient Care

Sterile Processing Technician organizing surgical tools

Interested in a career in the health care industry?

Do you want to work in a medical office or hospital with limited duties or no duties requiring working directly with patients? There are a variety of positions you can train for that prevent patients from being exposed to germs and bacteria. These positions are crucial to the health and safety of patients and health care staff.

Jobs are also available in pharmacies where workers make sure that customers receive the proper medications that they've ordered and that their insurance and billing is correct.

Location Key: BC=Berkeley Campus; MP=Mount Pleasant Campus; OS=Offsite; PC=Palmer Campus; TC=Thornley Campus

Days of the Week Key: M=Monday; Tu=Tuesday; W=Wednesday; Th=Thursday; F=Friday; Sa=Saturday; Su=Sunday

Sterile Processing Technician (SPT)

Want a health care career but not necessarily with direct patient care? The Sterile Processing Technician program is designed for individuals interested in processing surgical instrumentation. Work alongside health care professionals with supervision in a surgical instrumentation central processing department for hospitals and surgery centers. Process, disinfect and sterilize medical equipment, learn infection control, supply ordering, and equipment management and inventory.

Currently offered online, the program consists of remote, live virtual class meetings, providing instructor interaction, two evenings per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-8 p.m. for 12 weeks. Students are required to log in on the first day of class and this program has a strict attendance policy. Online login information is given upon enrollment. Computer access is required with a webcam and microphone.
This program prepares students for two national certifications; CSPDT, Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD), and the CRCST, Certified Registered Central Service Technician from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). See and for more information.




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