How to Apply to Central Sterile Processing

Application Timeline

Fall Admission

  • March 1–May 1: Application available
  • May 1: Application deadline

Spring Admission

  • October 1–November 15: Application available
  • November 15: Application deadline

Follow These Steps to Apply to Central Sterile Processing (CSP)

Step 1: Apply to TCC

Apply online with ApplyTCC (use Firefox or Chrome for the best experience)

Once you are accepted as a student at TCC, you will get a TCC Student ID number.

You need a TCC Student ID number for your application to CSP.

Step 2: Attend an Information 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

Step 3: Make sure you are eligible to apply

What are the requirements?

For details, go to Selective Admission: Central Sterile Processing.

Step 4: Get current official transcripts

You will need to submit your official college transcripts from all colleges and schools you have attended to the TCC Admissions and Registrar Office.

If you have not attended college or if you will have fewer than 12 college semester hours by the application deadline, you will need to submit your official high school transcript(s).

International Students

Contact International Student Admissions & Compliance (817-515-1570) at least 8 weeks before the application deadline to schedule an appointment if you have international transcripts.

Step 5: Get 2 letters of reference

You must include 2 letters of reference in your application to our CSP Program.

  • 1 personal reference
  • 1 professional reference

Step 6: Write a 1-page essay

Tell us about yourself:

  • What do you want to accomplish with your CSP degree?
  • What are your career goals?
  • Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

Step 7: Take an English readiness exam if English is not your first language

If English is not your first language, you will need to take one of the following English readiness exams:

Step 8: Submit your application by the deadline

We will not accept late applications.

  1. Fill out and submit your online application

    TCC Health Sciences Program Application

    Have questions about the online application?

    Email us at

  2. Be sure to include required supporting materials

    • 2 letters of reference
    • 1-page essay describing your career goals and why you want to enroll in our CSP program
    • Copy of your current active CPR card
    • Immunization records
    • Information Session Certificate of Attendance
  3. Complete and electronically sign your online application

    We will not accept paper applications.



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 June 03, 2024