TCC offers new certificate program in Central Sterile Processing

Tallahassee Community College will offer a new certificate program in Fall 2014 for students who wish to perform a crucial job in hospital settings.


The Central Sterile Processing Technologist certificate program will train students to work in the medical field as equipment preparers. Central sterile processing technicians are responsible for the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of instruments and equipment used in the operating room and throughout the hospital. 


“The Central Sterile Processing Department is an area of greater emphasis in healthcare,” said Shannon Smith, program chair. “These professionals are the first step in preventing the infection cycle in surgical patients. The importance of their role cannot be overstated.”


Twelve students will be admitted to the program each semester. Students will also have the option of applying the 30 credit hours earned in the certificate program toward an associate’s degree in health science.


“TCC’s Division of Healthcare Professions is always excited to work with our community partners in an effort to meet the community’s needs,” said Smith.


The College will also create an Endoscopy Technician certificate program for Spring 2015. The Tallahassee medical community has expressed great enthusiasm for the new programs.


Both programs will be offered at TCC’s Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education at 1528 Surgeons Drive in Tallahassee.


For information, contact Shannon Smith at (850) 558-4573 or