Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Fall (Evening Program) Spring (Day Program) Summer (Day Program specifically for prospective Surgical Technology Students)
Length of Program: One Term
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 9

Description: The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application for skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities.

Admission: Admission to the program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ACCUPLACER exam. A high school diploma or GED is required for program admission. The program is recommended for on-the-job trained Central Sterile Supply Processing Technicians with experience, candidates for progression into the Surgical Technology program or someone that is wanting a career in Central Sterile Processing.

Employment: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technicians are employed in hospitals and surgical centers.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 9 credits

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

CSSP 1010CENTRAL STERILE PROCESS TECH

5

 

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

OR

PSYC 1010BASIC PSYCHOLOGY

3

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the curriculum outline.
  • ALHS prefix courses older than 5 years will not be accepted for prerequisite credit unless the applicant is a Certified Surgical Technologist who is currently working in field or a related field.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to complete the clinical clearance package. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a health care assistant.
  • Students who successfully complete the program with the Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Specialization may be eligible to apply to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of Health Insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility

Guided Pathway

Augusta Day Program, Spring Start

PROGRAM NAME: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Spring Semester

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

CSSP 1010CENTRAL STERILE PROCESS TECH

5

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

Note(s):

A background check and drug screen is required by all clinical agencies prior to a student attending clinical. For more information, contact the appropriate advisor.

Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while student are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired stall personnel within the clinical institution.

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.

Augusta Day Program, Summer Start

PROGRAM NAME: Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician (Stand Alone)

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Day Program

Year 1 Summer Semester

ALHS 1090MED TERM/ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE

2

CSSP 1010CENTRAL STERILE PROCESS TECH

5

EMPL 1000INTERPERSONAL REL & PROF DEV

2

Note(s):

A background check and drug screen is required by all clinical agencies prior to a student attending clinical. For more information, contact the appropriate advisor.

Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while student are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired stall personnel within the clinical institution.

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

The Augusta Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or disability. For information on Title IX, contact the Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Patterson at (706) 771-4013 or in Building 100. For information on ADA/504, contact the ADA/504 Coordinator, Karissa D. Wright, at (706) 7714067 or go to the Counseling Center in Building 1300.