School: SoCal ROC
Course ID: SPDT1
Availability: Call 310-224-4200

This course will offer students a career in Sterile Processing Distribution for in-patient and out-patient facilities such as hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinics, dental offices, and outpatient care centers. Students will learn the responsibilities of sterile processing of medical instruments and tools, stocking the surgical departments, supplies necessary for complex surgeries and equipment within operating areas. Students will learn about contagious infections and diseases present in a health care facility and learn about the prevention of the spread of viruses and contamination of germs and bacteria and the use of Personal Protective Equipment. Students will learn their role and responsibilities to assist with direct patient care.

  • Leadership skills.
  • Students must be 18 years old by the end of the class to take the California State CRCST Exam and start a 400-hour mandatory externship at a local hospital.


UC/CSU Approved "d" elective for biology/life sciences