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Sterile Processing & Distribution Technician (224 Hours)
Fall 2019
 
Workforce Development Center
1526 Walden Avenue
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
 
Monday - Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Internship Days & Times Will Vary Based on Location)
 
Tuition: $2,500
The cost of the program is $2,500.  Financial assistance may be available for qualified candidates.  Tuition includes books and the cost of the certification exam.
 
Get started by attending an orientation session at the Erie 1 BOCES Workforce Development Center.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
This course will provide students with the theory knowledge and the hands-on experience to enter the healthcare field as a Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician. A Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician is a very important part of the healthcare team.
 
During the 126 hours of theory you will learn: the role and responsibility of a Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Infection Control, Decontamination Procedures, Preparation, Packaging, Instrumentation, Sterilization, Storage, and Inventory Control and Distribution.
 
Students will also complete a mandatory 98-hour hands-on internship.
 
Students who complete this course with a minimum of a 75 average will be eligible to take the CBSPD National Certification exam.
 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • A TABE score of 10.0 in reading and 6.0 in math is required*.
  • A personal interview will be conducted.
  • A $100 security deposit is required.
 
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
The starting wage for Sterile Processing and Distribution Technicians is $12.00/hour.  A Placement Specialist is on staff to assist you with resume writing and interview skills.
 
CONTACT US
Debbie Summers, Program Manager
Julie West, Clerical
(716) 821 - 7500
 
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*Exceptions to admission scores may be considered based on work history, prior education, personal interview, and employer recommendations.