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.

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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.

CPR Certification

We require that you submit a copy of your current CPR card with your application to the program.

Reference Letters

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

  • 1 personal reference
  • 1 professional reference

1-Page Essay

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?

Suggested Courses

There are no prerequisite courses for this program, but we strongly suggest you take the following before being accepted into the program:

  • Microbiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Basic computing

Performance Requirements

During your time in our program and throughout your career, you must meet performance requirements to ensure patient safety and welfare.

Language Proficiency

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:

  • TOEFL iBT®
    (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language)
    You must earn a passing score of 83.
  • IELTS 
    (International English Language Testing System assessment of English language proficiency)
    You must earn an IELTS Band Score of overall 6.5 with a minimum score of 6 in all areas.


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)
  • Varicella

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. 

Post-Acceptance Requirements

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.



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 January 26, 2024