STCC to offer Sterile Processing Technician course
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield Technical Community College this spring will bring back a course that puts students on the path to a career as a sterile processing technician.
The course, which begins Jan. 22 and runs through May 9, will be taught Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Sterile Processing Technician course teaches students vital infection control techniques to keep hospitals and other medical facilities, as well as surgical instruments, safe and free from the spread of diseases, said Christopher Scott, dean of the School of Health and Patient Simulation. It's been many years since STCC has offered the course.
Subjects covered will include the latest advancements in sterilization processes and anatomy, physiology, microbiology, instrumentation, decontamination and infection control.
Instructors will demonstrate different forms of sterilization. In addition, the training will include a clinical practicum to help students get actual experience in the field.
The six-credit course will prepare students to sit for the SPD Technician Certification Exam and can assist students in getting qualifications to work in a hospital, clinic or other type of medical center.
For more information about the course and how to get started, email the School of Health & Patient Simulation at SHPS@stcc.edu or call (413) 755-7477.
About Springfield Technical Community College
Founded in 1967 and located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, STCC is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC, a designated Hispanic Serving Institution and an Achieving the Dream Leader College, offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. STCC’s highly regarded transfer programs in business, engineering, liberal arts, science and technology continue to provide the most economical options for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of more than 7,700 day, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity.
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Jim Danko, (413) 755-4812, firstname.lastname@example.org