Sterile Processing Technician Training

Sterile Processing Technician

With an increased focus on patient safety in healthcare, sterile processing technicians are in high demand. As one of these technicians, you’ll decontaminate, inspect, assemble, package and sterilize reusable surgical instruments or devices in a healthcare facility, so that they can be redistributed and reused safely on additional patients. This work is usually centralized in a special department of the medical facility.  

  • Average entry-level wage range:  $16 – $20 per hour  

Free Training Available to Qualified Candidates

We have partnered with Oakland County Michigan Works! to offer this training to qualified workers. Attend an information session to learn more.

Program Information

Cohort 13:  September 9, 2024 - December 11, 2024 (Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm - 8:00pm, plus clinical rotations)

  • Application Deadline:  August 30, 2024
  • Location:  Southfield Campus
  • Cost:  $2,000

Cohort 14:  January 21, 2025 - April 29, 2025 (Tuesday & Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm, plus clinical rotations)

  • Application Deadline:  January 10, 2025
  • Location:  Southfield Campus
  • Cost:  $2,000

What to Expect

  • Focus: The Sterile Processing Technician training program is designed to give entry-level and incumbent healthcare workers the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as a Sterile Processing Technician. 
  • Certification: Following completion of this program, individuals will have the classroom knowledge required to sit for the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Exam. 
  • Clinicals:  Assigned to a metro-Detroit hospital site and conducting 96 hours of onsite clinical experience. (Completed outside of regularly scheduled classroom days.) 
  • Employer Partners: Ascension, Corewell Health (formerly Beaumont), DMC, Henry Ford Health, McLaren, and St. Joseph Mercy.

Application Requirements

This program is eligible for Michigan Works! funding.
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If you’re interested in an allied health short-term training program, please complete the form below to start the application process. An OCC representative will be in contact with you soon with details about next steps.

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