Selective Admission: Central Sterile Processing
Central Sterile Processing Program
Central Sterile Processing (CSP) is a selective admission program. Applying to TCC does not mean you have applied to our CSP Program.
After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our CSP Program.
Am I eligible to apply?
Check to see that you have met the following eligibility requirements:
Grade Point Average (GPA)
No minimum GPA required for this program.
High School Diploma or GED
You must have a high school diploma or GED to apply to our CSP Program.
Minimum Age Requirement
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age in order to attend the clinical portion of the program.
TCC Student ID Number
First, you must apply to TCC.
Apply online with ApplyTCC (use Firefox or Chrome for the best experience)
- Application instructions: How to Apply for Admission
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 our CSP Program.
We require that you submit a copy of your current CPR card with your application to the program.
You must include 2 letters of reference in your application to our CSP Program:
- 1 personal reference
- 1 professional reference
Tell us about yourself:
- What do you want to accomplish with your CSP certificate?
- What are your career goals?
- Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
There are no prerequisite courses for this program, but we strongly suggest you take the following before being accepted into the program:
- Medical terminology
- Basic computing
During your time in our program and throughout your career, you must meet performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.
If English was not the primary language of your high school, you must provide documentation of proof of English proficiency by submitting the results of either of the following:
The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards (PDF)Listen require that all students in health-related programs complete the following immunizations before applying to programs where patient contact is a component.
If you know you will be applying to our CSP Program within the next year, you will need to start these now because some will take up to 6 months to complete the series.
In order to be eligible to apply, you will need to have proof that you have completed the following immunizations:
- COVID-19 (clinical sites require students be vaccinated)
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (Flu Shot)
- Rubeola/Measles, Mumps, Rubella/German Measles (MMR)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis (TDaP)
Note: Titers showing positive immunity to the diseases will be acceptable.
You will also need to complete a Tuberculosis Skin Test or Chest X-Ray.
You need to be prepared to meet the following additional requirements—before the first day of class—if you are accepted to our program:
- Physical Exam
- Health Insurance
- Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening
You will learn more about these requirements after acceptance.
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Updated October 23, 2023