Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
17 Hours

Major

17 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HSC 1010
Introduction to Health Professions
2

Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.

SPT 1010
Introduction to Central Services
3

Explores the job roles and responsibility of a sterile processing technician. Students will demonstrate basic job knowledge to include; medical terminology, microbiology, anatomy, principles of asepsis , infection control, departmental organization, workflow and communication essentials. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1010, SPT 1050, SPT 1110, SPT 1110L

SPT 1050
Regulations, Standards and Quality Assurance of Central Service Operation
2

Focuses on regulatory agencies and analyzing their impact on quality assurance and infection control. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1010, SPT 1010, SPT 1110, SPT 1110L

SPT 1110
Principles of Cleaning, Decontam ination, Disinfection and Surgic al Instrumentation
3

Emphasizes the identification of surgical instruments. Student will learn to determine risk levels of equipment and instruments and apply appropriate levels of disinfection/sterilization. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
HSC 1010, SPT 1010, SPT 1050, SPT 1110L

SPT 1150
Sterile Processing, Storage and Distribution
3

Emphasizes techniques of packaging, identify appropriate mode of sterilization and principles of regulatory tracking and storage. Students will demonstrate these techniques as well. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, SPT 1010, SPT 1050, SPT 1110, SPT 1110L

Concurrent requisite(s):
SPT 1210, WRK 2270

SPT 1210
Professional Career Preparation
2

Address the written and verbal professional skills needed in the career of sterile processing. Students will demonstrate these skills. Students will prepare for International or National certification. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HSC 1010, SPT 1010, SPT 1050, SPT 1110, SPT 1110L

WRK 2270
Sterile Processing Technician Externship
2

Provides supervised work experience to enable students to apply the skills acquired in the program in a clinical setting. Students will actively participate in the process of decontamination, sterilization, and distribution of sterile instruments and supplies. Requires students to perform 120 hours of paid/unpaid work experience. Students must achieve 73% or better in all coursework and 73% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
SPT 1010, SPT 1050, SPT 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
SPT 1150, SPT 1210

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