Sterile Processing Technician


Sterile processing technicians work under close supervision of the operating room team in providing fully functional, sterilized and ready-to-use surgical equipment. They work closely with any other department in the health-care facility where there is a need for sterilized items that are used on a patient.

In today’s world of health care, a Sterile Processing Department must be filled with highly trained and skilled professionals who are familiar with all aspects of the job, surgical procedures and infection control procedures and practices.

The sterile processing technician must possess a great knowledge of surgical instruments, surgical supply, sterilization methods and sterile storage.

EVIT is proud to be one of the few educational institutions with a fully functional sterile processing lab as well as all the necessary equipment that will help you acquire all of those skill sets and be ready to jump in to workforce in this exciting field.

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  • High school/college transcript and copy of high school diploma or GED.
  • Signed Statement of Understanding
  • Immunization records
  • Felony admission report, U.S. government issued ID and Social Security card
  • Current CPR Certification card*
  •  Current valid Level One DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card
*CPR card due prior to the beginning of clinical rotations (October)

Length of Program
600 hours

Schedule (may vary from course to course)
• Tuesday-Thursday
• 4:00 - 8:30 P.M.

Clinical rotations are generally 8-hour shifts, full-time from October-December. Verify with an Enrollment Advisor for your particular schedule.

*Schedule listed subject to change

Sterile Processing Technician Instructor
Ivan Jaksic, Lead Instructor
Email: [email protected]

Contact Enrollment Advisor Tiffany Lambert-Lawrence at [email protected] or (480) 461-4156 for more information. 

Campus Location EVIT Main Campus

Certification Healthcare Sterile Processing Association

Funding Opportunities
Federal student aid for those who qualify, G.I. Bill, and tribal funding for eligible students, scholarships, and interest-free payment plans available.

Possible Careers Central Processing Technician (CPT), Central Service Technician (CST), Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Instrument Technician, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Technician), Sterile Processing Technician, Sterile Technician, Sterilization Technician

Average Entry Level Salary $12 to $17.50 per hour
*Pay may vary due to the shift worked, previous work experience and employer salary range

Occupational Profile

Licensure Information

Male Sterile Processing student