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STP - Sterile Processing

SPT101 (4 credits)
Sterile Processing I
Introduces the basic concepts of the practice of sterile processing and the sterile processing technician’s role, the language of sterile processing, the types and use of instruments in the surgical setting, and basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and infection prevention that form the building blocks for advanced study in sterile processing. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technician Certificate program.

SPT102 (4 credits)
Sterile Processing II
Builds on material learned in Sterile Processing I. Focus is on the sterile processing technician’s role and the behaviors expected of a professional sterile processing technician. Prerequisite: SPT101. 

SPT123 (2 credits)
Legal and Ethical Issues for Sterile Processing Technicians
Exposes students to a variety of legal and ethical dilemmas, helping students become more prudent and confident sterile processing technicians. Classroom content includes the legal system, the legal rights that define relationships between individuals, quality assurance, office protocols and patient records, and legal issues that affect employment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technician Certificate program.

SPT170 (12 credits)
Sterile Processing Technician Practicum and Seminar
Provides hands-on clinical experience. Students work an average of 36 hours per week in a host site as part of the sterile processing team and experience first-hand the various operations within a variety of settings where sterile processing is done. Duties will be assigned according to students’ skill level and the work needs of the host site. Students will participate in three seminars during the term. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technician Certificate program and successful completion of all second term courses.