Online Career Training

Sterile Processing Course

Career Certification Exam Prep

Self-Paced Sterile Processing Courses from Penn Foster ​

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NYICD is no longer accepting new enrollments, but you can still take the next steps toward a career as a certified sterile processing technician in as little as 7-11 months with flexible courses from our sister school, Penn Foster.

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Become a Sterile Processing Technician

After completing the Sterile Processing course, students will be able to do the following:

  • Recognize the fundamental practices and procedures of aseptic technique Identify common pathogens found in the medical setting and the precautionary measures healthcare workers take to minimize the risk of contracting diseases.
  • Identify HIPAA privacy rules and regulations and patient information commonly maintained by a healthcare facility.
  • Recognize the duties and requirements of the sterile processing technician in the healthcare setting.
  • Identify basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, microorganisms, and medical terminology related to the duties of sterile processing technicians
  • Identify industry regulations and best practice standards common in the sterile processing field and the organizations responsible for setting the regulations and standards
  • Identify common and complex surgical instruments, industry approved practices for decontamination and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment, and the proper ways to transport equipment.
  • Identify procedures for effective inventory control and tracking of instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Recognize quality assurance practices and workplace safety procedures
  • Identify the importance of teamwork, workplace communication, and customer relations in the sterile processing setting
  • Identify basic concepts of technology, writing, communication, and math skills used in the workplace

How It Works

Students can enroll and get started anytime. Here is how your online Sterile Processing Course will work:
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Sign up and gain immediate access to your first set of online course materials

Including ebooks, lesson texts, and hours of HD video training featuring experts in the field, explaining the most important concepts in detail.

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You will have access to our team of mentors to help guide you through the course

Here to answer any questions that you might have along the way, you’ll have the full support of our faculty as you train for a new career.

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Proceed at your own pace with convenient access to your online course, anytime, anywhere

There are no due dates or deadlines to worry about. You have up to two years to complete your course at no additional charge.

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Students will be given specialty career support at the end of your course

This includes assistance with interview preparation, resume writing, and job searches, everything you need to know to start your new career in this field.

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After completing the course curriculum, you will prepare to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam.

The cost of the study materials the exam are all covered by the school (a $150 value, yours free with enrollment).

Healthcare careers are in high demand. Check out the job outlook for sterile processing technicians. If you're serious about training for a new career that you can be proud of, we want to help.

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Nancy Hollice
excellent course!!
Sarah Klokpah
Learn at your own pace with NYICD. Contents are self explanatory and advisors are always available to help.
Kevin Jaffe Dunne
Margaret Earle
I love the material and the information is very helpful in Sterile Processing learning the importance of the correct way to prevent infections and bacterias.