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Central Service Sterile Processing Technician Diploma Program

Central Service Sterile Processing Technician Diploma | American National University

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The First Step to an Exciting Health Care Career

The Central Service Sterile Processing Technician diploma program is your on-ramp to one of the most exciting career fields in health care.  Not only are Central Service/Sterile Processing Technicians an integral part of the health care field, this diploma is a required component of the Surgical Technology and Central Sterile Processing associate’s degree program and Surgical First Assistant certificate program.  The Central Service Sterile Processing Technician Diploma Program is your first step toward a career in the operating room (OR).

Course areas include:

Microbiology (lab course)

Central Service Technician/Sterile Processing I & II

Anatomy & Physiology I & II (lab courses)

Central Service Technician/Sterile Processing Clinical

Introduction to Perioperative Surgical Services



Graduates of the Central Service Sterile Processing Technician diploma program will be qualified to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) examination administered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

Admissions Requirements

The Central Service Sterile Processing Technician diploma program has additional admissions requirements.  See the current university catalog for more details.

  1. Minimum competency in English and Math
  2. Clear Criminal Background check
  3. Clear comprehensive drug screen
  4. Negative 2 step PPD (or negative CXR), physical exam, Influenza vaccine or declination form, immunizations and proof of immunity for Hepatitis B, MMR, and Varicella (other immunizations as required by clinical and field internship sites such as TDaP); 


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²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.


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