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Q: What happens in Central processing department?
A: The Central Processing Department or sterile processing is the nucleus of a healthcare facility where medical/surgical supplies and equipment are cleaned, processed, packaged, sterilized, and used for patient care.
Q: What does a Central Processing Technician do?
A: Central Processing Technicians are healthcare professionals who use specialized training in aseptic technique to ensure a sterilized environment for medical personnel and patients. Their primary responsibility is infection control which includes cleaning, testing, assembling, adjusting, packaging and sterilizing reusable medical supplies, instruments and equipment.
Q: How do I enroll in the Central Processing Technician in-class course through aseptic technical solutions?
A: All applicants must fill out an application, and pay the $2,000 tuition fee or the minimum deposit of $500 to enter an installment plan.
Q: Are there any prerequisite courses I need to take before I take the Central Processing course?
A: No. There are no prerequisite courses needed for this course.
Q: What does the program cost include?
A: Tuition, course material, Labs, graduation party, and certificate.
Q: What is the length of the course?
A: 16 weeks from start to finish
Q: What are the graduation requirements?
A: To be eligible for graduation from the program, students must meet the following criteria:
All financial obligations must be met
The student must pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher
Q: Do you provide internships?
A: We have multiple affiliation agreements with area health systems that agree to take our students. We prioritize students based on Class participation, attendance, and being able to accommodate the available time slots. Any Student who is certified during or after class completion will automatically be prioritized to the front of the line for the next available slot.
Q: Will the course prepare me to sit for the international HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) certification exam?
A: Yes. This course is designed to prepare students for the national exam. Test preparation is strongly emphasized throughout the course.
Q. How long is the course?
A. Our self-study course is separated into 24 week sections; however, the course is self-paced so as you complete your assignments, you can move on to the next chapter when done. Students have 12 months access to our online portal starting from day of successful enrollment. Our virtual courses are instructor led and follow the same classroom process as an in-class without the physical labs, which are substituted by videos.
Q. What material do I need for the online course?
A. you will need an IAHCSMM 8th edition Textbook only. Textbooks are not included in the cost they must be purchased from HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) website. We will provide the link after you pay your tuition.
Q. What happens at the end of the course?
A. For our self-study course, after successful completion of the 24 chapters, assignments, tests, quizzes, final. We will promptly mail you out an official certificate of completion with seal. The student will then be apart of our ATS family. Next, you will schedule your provisional certification through HSPA (Healthcare Sterile Processing Association) . Virtual: when you pass the exam, we will assist in placing you into an internship/job. Self-study: there is a one time fee of $400 if the student requires internship placement and or job assistance.
Q. Do you provide 400 hours?
A. Yes, we assist in placing our provisionally certified virtual students into internships and or employment.