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Central Sterile Processing

Quick Facts

Central Sterile Processing is a fast-growing health care profession that focuses on cleaning, sterilizing, and preparing medical instruments.

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Job Titles & Career Info

Our Program

Why choose Central Sterile Processing?

  • Use your attention to detail & accuracy to help keep patients safe by preparing sterile, disinfected health care equipment
  • Work effectively with both patients & health professionals
  • Enter a field with a bright job outlook & professional growth possibilities

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Check, clean & prepare medical equipment for sterilization
  • Operate specialized sterilization equipment
  • Organize & assemble sterilized supplies
  • Keep records of the items you processed & the cleaning procedures you performed

Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

Central Sterile Processing is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Central Sterile Processing Program.

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Degrees & Certificates


Level 1

Attend an Information Session

About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Central Sterile Processing (CSP) Information Session (PDF)Listen


Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard, Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2022–2023 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
CRT1 Central Sterile Processing 16 $1,024


  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Continuing Education Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!


Trinity River Campus

Theresa Steele
Program Director


Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Kimberlyn Moore-Debrossard
Career Advisor

Call 817-515-1484


Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated February 17, 2023