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Sterile Processing Technician Adult Program

Sterile guy

"This is a good career and I only have it because of Capital Region BOCES."

- Albany Medical Center Sterile Processing
Technician Kishor Madani, a 2015 graduate.


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 from September to April.


  • Class runs September to April (Start date TBD)
  • Class hours are 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Clinical experience is offered at
    • Albany Medical Center
    • Ellis Hospital
    • St. Peter's Hospital


Admission requirements:

  • High chool transcript of equivelancy diploma
  • Succesful interview
  • Professional and personal references
  • Physical exam and immunizations



  • Application fee: $30
  • Commitment fee: $100
  • Tuition: $3,503
  • Books: Approximately $100


For more information on how the program changed the life of a graduate, read this profile of 2015 graduate Kishor Madani.

For more information on the Sterile Processing Technician program, contact the Health Careers Center at (518) 862-4709 or




For more info about Health Careers for Adults contact:

Paula Negri, Health Careers & Services Principal
Capital Region BOCES Health Careers Center
501 New Karner Road
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 862-4709 Fax 456-4786



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