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Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician

The Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide the content and clinical collaboration for students to be successful and meet the standards of the Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Profession. This is a one semester certificate program that provides the student with the basic fundamentals of central processing, supplies, services, and distribution of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. This program will provide the student with didactic instruction and clinical practice in aseptic techniques, patient care concepts, and theories and practices of central services departments. Students who successfully complete the SURGT 1111 (CSPD 1111-effective Fall 2017) course will be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) National Certifying Examination or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Examination.

The Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certificate certificate issued by the College of DuPage requires a minimum of 12 credits. Please refer to the Central Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Certificate Certificate link below for course requirements.

Field of Study Code: SURGT.CER.CPDT

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Contact Information

Register for a program Advising Session

Program Coordinator:
Kathy Cabai
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 2202G, (630) 942-8328

Meet with a Health Program Advisor (must have a COD ID)
Academic Plans:

(630) 942-2259 or

Nursing & Health Sciences Division

Colleen Gonzalez - Program Support Specialist
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1218, (630) 942-2994

Pam Dinucci - Administrative Assistant
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-2902

Debbie Nosek - Administrative Assistant

Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, Reception Desk, (630) 942-8331