Sterile Processing Technician


sterile processing tech

Sterilization technicians are allied health professionals responsible for decontamination, inspection, assembly and sterilization of surgical instruments and surgical supply.

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*
  • Department of Public Safety Level I fingerprint card

*CPR card due prior to the beginning of clinical rotations (October)

Length of the Program

Total 600 hours

Class/Lab Time
Tuesday through Thursday
4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Clinical Rotations
•  Clinical rotations are generally 8-hour shifts, full time from October through 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]

Sterile Processing Contact 
Contact an advisor at 480-461-4013

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

Funding Opportunities
Scholarships and interest-free payment plans available.

Career Pathways
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

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