Technician putting surgical instruments in autoclave for sterilization

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Please contact the Centro de carreras NCWorks at (828) 694-1755 for more information.

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce the primary responsibilities of a central sterile technician. The course includes practical applications of learned concepts and procedures. Topics include preparation, storage, distribution of instruments, supplies and equipment, quality assurance and inventory management. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the principles of sterilization/disinfection in the workplace, as well as the principles of distribution of instruments/supplies/equipment.​

Enrollment requirements:

1. The student must be 18 years old.

2. Proof of required immunizations (see list below)

3. IDs required (names must match on both):

a. A Signed Social Security Card (paper card, non-laminated), or letter from Social Security Office stating that card has been requested.

b. Current Driver’s License or government-issued picture ID.

c. High school diploma or GED.

4. Registration form completed during appointment.

5. A statement will be signed at registration to confirm that the student received and had an opportunity to review Student Handbook.

6. Course fees are due at the time of registration.

Immunization Requirements:

Please see required list below. In order to register for course, students must purchase a Viewpoint Health Portal and upload required immunizations. Once immunizations are fully approved, you may reach out to schedule an appointment for registration.

Viewpoint Information

Viewpoint Order and Upload Instructions

How to Create Health Portal

How to Upload Immunizations to Health Portal


 

Course schedule:

View Central Sterile Processing Course Schedule

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Contáctenos

Blue Ridge Community College
Allied Health Program Office and Registration:

Heather Stewart
Allied Health Program Director
(828) 694-1761
hn_stewart@blueridge.edu

Sheila Merrill
Allied Health Program Specialist and Registration
(828) 694-1748
alliedhealth@blueridge.edu

Technical Standards

Students enrolling in these programs must meet specific emotional, behavioral, physical, and cognitive standards. This information is found in Technical Standards. Students qualifying for special accommodations to these standards must contact Disability Services at (828) 694-1813 for more information.