Sterile Processing Technician
Students acquire knowledge of sterile processes and clean, disinfect, and distribute sterilized instruments and equipment in health-care facilities. Student instruction focuses on work in a sterile processing department and central service location, working as a team to maintain sterilization and storage, learning about microbiology and infection control, and apply principles and practices of sterile processing and decontamination. Upon completion, students will be able to take the international certification for sterile processing technicians. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.
Students will complete a 400-hour externship, which requires 200 hours' completion by high school graduation and 200 hours' completion within six months of earning a provisional certification. Note: Following completion of the additional 200 hours, full certification is obtained.
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A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.
Industry Credentials (Only apply to 36-week courses)
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