2022-2023 College Catalog

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Advanced TCC

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Advanced TCC (Major Code: CS91)

Program Description

The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Advanced Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application of skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities. Together with practical experiences, provide students with the preparation necessary to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Career Information


Medical Equipment Preparers 

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 14.4% nationally and 6.7% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $38,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

  • Must be 17 years of age

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Dr. Quentin E. Glass
Interim Program Coordinator Central Sterile Processing Technician
Building H


Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms

Credit Hours: 20

Estimated Program Cost: $4,098

Required Courses

General Education Courses

Select one of the following (2 Credits)

EMPL 1000Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development


PSYC 1010Basic Psychology


Occupational Courses (18 Credits)

ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences


CSSP 1010Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician


CSSP 1020Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum I


CSSP 1022Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Practicum II


Total Credit Hours: 20


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment.
2. The graduate will be able to perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.
3. The graduate will be able to perform as a member of the healthcare team.