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Central Sterile Processing

Quick Facts

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

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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.

Get the details on these pages:

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Degrees & Certificates

Certificate

Level 1

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Central Sterile Processing (CSP) Information Session (PDF)Listen

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484
Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

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

Notes:

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

Non-Credit 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!

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Theresa Steele
Program Director

Email theresa.steele@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

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 September 07, 2021