Central Sterile Processing


The mission of the Central Sterile Processing Technology program is to provide an educational experience through cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) designed to produce central sterile processing technicians at the entry-level position and successfully prepared to take the national certification exam.

The course will train individuals to perform and participate in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, packaging, scanning, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and equipment.

The program provides the qualified and motivated applicant with experiences in a learner-centered environment that is supportive and responsive to their individual needs. 

Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 7:45 AM to 2:30 PM


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length
Clock Hours 900
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate
Total Tuition/Fees
Textbook/Supplies Cost
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Central Sterile Processing Technician900Certificate

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Central Sterile Processing course:

You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
Provide proof of required immunizations.
Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 810

Current job openings per year: 120


Certified Registered Central Service Technician
Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician


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Scarlet Massey
615-898-8010 Ext.147

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