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Central Sterile Processing

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Spring 2020 Information Sessions

Update: March 18, 2020

Our information session dates are on hold as administrators evaluate the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We will post additional information as it becomes available.

In the meantime

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


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Role of the Central Sterile Processing Technician

Career Video

Watch Medical Equipment Preparers (link will open in a new window) from CareerOneStop.

What do they do?

Sterile processing technicians are specially trained healthcare workers who use their specialized skills and knowledge to clean and sterilize medical instruments, equipment, and supplies.

Central sterile processing technicians must be able to:

  • Work effectively with patients and health professionals
  • Operate sophisticated computer equipment
  • Observe patient protection measures
  • Provide only the best in patient care

Our Mission

To graduate confident, knowledgeable sterile processing technicians with high ethical and professional standards who are well versed in sterilization techniques through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences that lead to gainful employment upon graduation. 



Trinity River Campus

Program Director

Theresa Steele

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TRCF 2101A

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 March 18, 2020