Are you looking for a hands-on job that will give you an inside peek at the medical world? With the sterile processing technician certification course from Nebraska Methodist College, you can enter a field that puts you in a hospital setting in a matter of weeks.
Sterile processing technicians have a crucial role to play in surgery. As a technician, you'll be responsible for cleaning and sterilizing surgical equipment before and after procedures.
A rewarding position in and of itself, sterile processing is a great entry point for individuals who want to pursue a career in the operating room. The transition to surgical technologist and other positions is natural, and students can choose to work throughout college while they pursue a degree in allied health.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical equipment preparers in the United States had a median salary of $33,330 per year ($16.02 per hour) in May 2015, with a much faster than average projected job growth of 14% between 2014 and 2024.
The course cost is $780 and includes textbook and exam fee.
If you need to drop the class and would like to receive a 100% refund, a drop request may be done 1 week prior to course start date. You may also change to another class if there is room in other classes and it is more than 1 week before the course. If it is 1 week or less before the course you must call or email your drop request and a late cancellation fee of $250 will be assessed.
Students may receive a 50% tuition refund up to the 1st hospital clinical day. After the first clinical day, no refunds will be given.
Non-participation is not considered a drop request and does not relieve the student from the obligation to pay for the course.
If you are unable to continue your course and you have received approval from the Director of Professional Education, you may be able join the next course (if seats are available). This requires a $100 non-refundable change request fee. If that student needs to change courses a second time they must re-enroll.
Class size is limited, please register early to ensure your spot.
Courses start four different times throughout the year. Please see the registration page for more information.
If you're accepted into the course after completing the application and application requirements, a $200 deposit is required to hold your seat in the course. The remaining balance, $580, is due one week prior to the first day of the course.
The following items must be submitted in order to complete the registration process and secure your place in the class:
All students are required to complete specific coursework. This list should only be used as a curriculum guide. Course listings and required curriculum are subject to change.
Our sterile processing technician program faculty are highly experienced and credentialed in their own fields, giving you constant real-world insight you can use.
While any instructor can recite from a textbook, ours go a step further and draw from vast personal experience. Instructors here care as deeply about their students as they do the subject matter, and it shows.