About Our Central Sterile Processing Program
- Program: Central Sterile Processing
- Pathway: Health Science
Central Sterile Processing (CSP) by the Numbers
- 10:maximum number of applicants accepted each application period
- 16: credit hours to earn the CSP Advanced Technical Certificate
- 2: number of semesters to complete the CSP Program
- $1,024: tuition and fees (for legal residents of Tarrant County)
- $1,714: approximate cost of books, uniforms, and other program-related expenses
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.
How Our Program Works
The number of applicants we accept is based upon clinical availability.
You need to commit to full-time schedule for 2 semesters (16 credit hours).
CSP is a blended delivery program, which means you will take classes online and on campus.
We teach each didactic class over a 5-week period. Labs are tentatively scheduled for Monday evenings from 5–9 p.m.
For more details, contact the program director.
Clinics are arranged with the program director. Our CSP Program requires a total of 240 clinic hours.
Our program director will create and coordinate schedules based upon availability.
Are you currently a hospital employee?
On your application, tell us the hospital where you are currently employed. In-house clinical rotations may be possible, but you must have pre-approval from the department and the program director.
If your hospital has agreed to host you as a central sterile processing student, confirmation of a current affiliation agreement is required.
For more details, please talk to the program director.
You must earn a minimum grade of “C” (75 percent) to pass.
You will receive an "F" for any grade earned that is below 75 percent.
Approximately $2,738, including books and uniforms
Trinity River Campus
Trinity River Campus
Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub
Advising by Appointment
Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated January 20, 2023