Sterile Processing Technician


INFORMATION SESSION If you would like more information about this program, including how to register, please email Melissa Gallagher

Sterile Processing Technician

Sterile processing Technicians are skilled healthcare professionals who sterilize, process and store medical/surgical supplies and equipment used for patient care.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in the Sterile Processing field is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016-2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Recent advances in medical technology have made surgery safer which has led to an increase in surgical procedures and an increased demand for Sterile Processing experts. The median annual wage for sterile processing technicians was $38,360 in May 2019.

Class Overview

This class will be conducted completely online via D2L.  Class material will be released weekly. Discussion threads will be conducted regularly.  Students will be required to post responses by deadlines.  Open discussion option will be provided.  Exams and quizzes will be conducted online.  Review options will be offered. 

Due to the inherent requirements of the profession, the following minimum abilities are expected of each student: at least a 10th grade Math and English (speaking and reading) level; psychomotor skills (eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity) and visual acuity (normal or corrected) sufficient for safe and successful practice Sterile Processing duties.

Observation Overview

Observations will not be required during the Fall 2020 semester.Observations are coordinated by Kishwaukee College-Community Education. Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from the observation site.

Payment Plans

The cost of the class is $1,200. This cost includes textbooks and access to online learning platform. Federal and State financial aid are not available to offset the cost of the Sterile Processing Technician program. A payment plan is available.


A mandatory Orientation Session will be held on August 25, 2020, 7-8pm via Zoom for students who are registered for the Fall 2020 session.

Dates Cost Location Course code
Fall 2020      
September 1-November 20, 2020 $1,200 Online ce 086 3001

Ways to Register

Fall 2020 Sterile Processing Information sheet

Contact Information

For general inquiries or questions, please email Melissa Gallagher at

Students must be at least 18 years of age to register for the Sterile Processing Technician program.