Sterile Processing Technicians are on the front lines in the war against germs and are essential in keeping healthcare environments safe for patients. These technicians decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in the healthcare environment. These items can range from very complex medical devices to simple hand-held surgical instrumentation, and are essential to patient care and successful patient outcomes.
Sterile Processing Technicians can find employment in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, medical laboratories, birth centers and other facilities where sterilized equipment is needed. They must be knowledgeable about infection control practices, decontamination and sterilization guidelines and protocols, microbiology, anatomy, medical terminology and surgical procedures, and various material management functions.
The part-time program runs for 16 weeks.
Class hours are 4:30 p.m. â€“ 8:30 p.m.; Clinical hours are 2 p.m. â€“ 10:30 p.m.
Clinical experience is offered at
For more info about Health Careers for Adults contact:
Paula Negri, Health Careers & Services
Capital Region BOCES Health Careers Center
501 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4709 Fax 456-4786