Central Sterile Processing Technician

Central Sterile Processing Technician

Daytime, Evening and Accelerated Classes Available!


Central Sterile Processing Technician Training Program (2-days per week)

Length of course: 10-weeks
Days: Every Tuesday & Thursday   Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Next available classes (2023):
January 17 -March 23
April 11 – June 15
June 27 – September 05
October 03 – December 12


Accelerated Sterile Processing Technician Program (4-days per week)

The Accelerated Sterile Processing Technician Training Program at Michigan Healthcare Academy (MHA) contains everything you love about our two-day per week program but now offered in a “fast-track,” 4-day per week course! Participants will finish the program in just 5-weeks and are ready to begin employment!

Length of course: 5-weeks
Days: Monday – Thursday   Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Next available class (2022):
November 21 – December 22

2023 Classes:
January 09 – February 09

February 20 – March 23
April 03 – May 04
May 15 – June 19
July 10 – August 10
October 02 – November 02
November 13 – December 18

Career Description:  Sterile Processing Technicians work in health care organizations to prepare and sterilize surgical instruments and supplies used in the operating room and to care for patients in a variety of settings including hospitals, surgery centers, cosmetic surgery centers, ambulatory surgical sites, dental offices, and laboratories. Your job as a professional Central Services Tech will be crucial to the health and safety of every patient and healthcare worker. That is why the Central Sterile Processing department is referred to as, “the heart of the hospital”.

Career Outlook:  The medical field is the fastest-growing sector in America, and it is projected to increase by at least 20% through the next 5 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of the Central Sterile Processing Technician is expected to grow nationally 14 % faster than the average, through 2024. Employment opportunities for central sterile processing technicians are expected to be excellent, due to increased needs within the health care industry and a larger and older population.

Work Attire: As a Sterile Processing Tech, you will be able to work in comfortable medical uniforms (scrubs) and non-skid shoes.

Average Salary and Wages: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the national average salary of a Central Service Technician is $25.34 per hour. However, wages vary greatly and are dependent on experience and facility.

Program Objective: This course will focus on the requirements of the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (Formally IAHCSMM)) and prepares you to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam. Successful completion of this course will allow you to sit for the national exam and receive your preliminary certification. Students are required to complete 400-hours of work (for pay or as a volunteer) in a Central Service department, after completion of the course, in order to earn their permanent Sterile Processing Technician certification. MHA is proud to announce that all students who have taken this course and sat for their certification exam; have passed!  All efforts are made to ensure that each student is matched with a hospital, prior to graduating from the program. You may begin working in the field, as soon as you finish the program.

Course Curriculum: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Infection Control, Decontamination, Sterilization,
Surgical Instrumentation Processing, Distribution, Complex Surgical Instruments, Medical Terminology, HIPAA privacy practices, and more! You will also free CPR training with certification from the American Heart Association.

Admission Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • English Fluency (verbal and written)
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and to reach overhead

Program Tuition and Fees:

Tuition: $3800.00 Down Payment: $2500.00


Please be advised that a 3% processing fee is applied to charge card transactions. To avoid these fees, we happily accept cash, check or money orders.

Payment options:

Weekly Payment Plan: MHA also allows you to apply pre-arranged interest-free payments on your program.

Michigan Works: We are an approved training provider with Michigan Works. If you are currently unemployed,
you may be eligible to receive paid tuition and training costs through Michigan Works. Just contact the Michigan Works office
in your area and let them know that you are interested in taking the Central Sterile Processing Technician program at Michigan
Healthcare Academy.

Installment Plan: Our credit card processing company, “Square” offers financing for up to 12 months for approved students.
You may apply on their website at squareinstallments.com/apply/mham.

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(586) 859-5142




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