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Sterile Processing

Program Details

About this Program

The Sterile Processing certificate prepares graduates to work in medical facilities that prepare surgical instruments, supplies and equipment necessary for healthcare. This program includes a broad introduction to health sciences, as well as medical language, communication and computers. The program curriculum includes decontamination, preparation, packing, sterilization and sterile storage.

Students who successfully complete the certificate program are prepared for entry-level employment in a sterile processing position, eligible to take the certification examination following 400 hours of professional employment, and eligible to apply to the AAS Surgical Technology Program at Anoka Technical College.

The work environment is dynamic and fast-paced. The work is challenging, highly technical, and complex. The performance of this vital department had a major impact on the smooth operation of the many departments to which it provides products and services. Employment opportunities may be within hospitals, outpatient centers, and instrument processing centers.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Saint Paul College 55102
Saint Paul College
Saint Paul College
235 Marshall Ave. Saint Paul, MN 55102
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