Sterile Processing Tech.

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MedTeK College offers an all-inclusive, academically based program that prepares Central Service / SPD Technicians to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) or The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) certification exam.

Program Description
The sterile processing and distribution technician decontaminates, inspects, assembles, and sterilizes instruments and surgical trays. The technician also manages inventory control, orders supplies, inspects, maintains, delivers and retrieves equipment and instruments for the surgery suite, emergency room and intensive care units. A hands-on clinical practicum experience in an area hospital is included in the course of study.


This program prepares graduates for eligibility for the National Certifying Examination given by the National Institute for the Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel.

Sterile Processing Technician
·     Anatomy & Physiology
·     Microbiology & Chemistry Related to Central Service Activities
·     Communications & Interpersonal Skills
·     Infection Control Procedures
·     Central Services Departmental Organization & Function
·     Principles of Safety
·     Principles, Methods & Controls of Sterilization Processes (cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing, and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays & equipment)
·     Medical Terminology
·     Surgical Instrumentation
·     Blood Borne Diseases, HIV/AIDS

Instruction includes such topics as:
The Fast Track course lasts 5 weeks with 120 classroom/training hours. At Cornerstone, we make sure that our training is comprehensive so that an individual will succeed in the certification exam with The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD).

We provide the tools and the resources for our students to succeed. Our training program allows students to "digest" or process the information slowly and at an extended period of time in order to retain the necessary knowledge and skills.

Therefore, a student taking MedTeK's SPD Certification program will receive a quality training and education to succeed in the certification exam.

Admission Criteria:
1. Must be at least 18 years old
2. Must be a high school graduate or with a GED
3. Pass the background check*
4. Be able to take the drug screening*
*depending on the healthcare facility

Program schedule:


Day Schedule: Mon - Fri     8am - 4:30pm
Class Schedule:
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Eve/Weekend Schedule: 4 days per week
Mon, Wed, Fri  6pm - 10pm
Sat  8am - 4:30pm

Class schedule:
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Seating is limited so reserve yours now.

MedTeK College
Livermore Campus 1401 Almond Ave Livermore, CA 94550