In this online class, you will gain valuable information and acquire fundamental knowledge of surgical instruments, quality control processes in cleaning and safety, sterilization techniques, and the critical role played by Sterile Processing Technicians in surgical procedures. Sterile Processing Technicians work to ensure that all medical instruments in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are clean, sterile, and safe to use. Technicians use machines and follow strict procedures to clean and sterilize the equipment, and then examine instruments for defects, prepare instrument trays, and distribute sterile supplies to the medical professionals who use the instruments. . Career Information The Sterile Processing Certificate is designed to place students into the workforce upon completion of this 10 week certificate. The certificate program prepares students for careers as Sterile Processing Technicians. Graduates of this program are eligible to write the Sterile Processing Technician National Exam ( CS/SPD).