In health care environments, Central Sterile Processing Technicians help prevent infection by sterilizing, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing, and distributing medical and surgical supplies. 

The Central Sterile Processing program at Gaston College prepares you for this behind-the-scenes job that is essential to every hospital and clinical or medical facility. 


Central Sterile Processing

Play a Vital Role in the Health Care Industry

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Without properly maintained surgical and medical equipment, hospitals and other medical institutions and facilities cannot function. Central Sterile Processing Technicians ensure that health care practitioners have the tools they need to do their jobs. 

Job Prospects Are Strong

Local health care providers have an increasing need for certified Central Sterile Processing Technicians. Nationwide, 14% job growth is projected through 2024—much faster than average. 

Get Certified and Get Started 

Earn your certificate from Gaston College in just one semester, and you’ll be prepared to take the national CBSPD certification exam that gets your career started. 

Hands-on Learning 

The Central Sterile Processing program includes a Work-Based Learning experience so you can apply your classroom learning in a clinical setting. 

Enrollment in this program is limited to a maximum of 15 students per semester for an optimum learning experience. Students must apply for the Central Sterile Processing program after applying to the College.


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