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Program Details: Sterile Processing Technician

The Sterile Processing Technician program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills for decontamination, inspection, assembly and sterilization of surgical instruments and surgical supplies. Instruction includes understanding of surgical instruments, general cleaning of equipment, package wrapping techniques, assembly of instruments on surgical trays, surgical supply, sterilization methods, sterile storage, patient care equipment, linen folding, and distribution. Once students understand the basic concepts and skills, they will utilize what they have learned at a clinical site. 
Licensure or Certification Information: 
Career Pathways: Central Processing Technician (CPT), Central Service Technician (CST), Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Instrument Technician, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Technician), Sterile Processing Technician, Sterile Technician, Sterilization Technician 


Length of Program: Approximately 600 hours (One Semester)
Note: Clinical rotations are generally 8-hour shifts, full-time from October-December. Verify with an Enrollment Advisor for your particular schedule. 
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in basic reading and math
  • Must provide proof of health insurance
  • Current AHA BLS CPR Card (must not expire during the timeframe of the program)
Program Tuition: $6,850.00
Supply Fees: $325.00
Supply fees include:
Student ID Badge, Consumable Lab Fee, Certification Fee
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Fees: $500.00
Estimated Out-Of-Pocket Fees:
Books -$200.00, Uniform (Scrubs, close-toed shoes, watch) -$80.00, Drug Screen - $35.00, Fingerprint Clearance Card -$70.00, Background Check -$25.00, My Clinical Exchange - $40.00
Immunizations are not included in the estimate but are required for clinicals. 
Funding Opportunities: 

For any financial assistance questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at

Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
July 24, 2024 December 20, 2024

Monday- Thursday, daily

*Internship days/times will vary.
A schedule is provided each semester.

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Main Campus




Sterile Processing Technician


Location: Main Campus
1601 W Main St Mesa, AZ 85201
Monday through Thursday
4 pm - 8:30 pm
See Calendar for EVIT school dates


License/Certification & credits
Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)