Sterile Processing Basics Course

The Sterile Processing Basics course (HLSC 1204) is a one semester 4 credit-hour course which provides students with an integrated learning experience in knowledge, skills, values and competencies to meet the workforce needs for sterile processing technicians in acute care and ambulatory hospital settings. The curriculum is based on the standards and recommendations of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Students who successfully complete the curriculum will qualify to sit for the International Sterile Processing Department Technician Certification (CSPDT) Exam administered by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD).

Registration Criteria

Students must have:
      1. A high school diploma or GED and be admitted BRCC.
      2. Eligibility to take ENGL 1013 and MATH 1113/1213.
      3. *Drug Screen
      4. *Criminal Background Check

*Due to the practicum portion of the Sterile Processing Basics Course

Registration Request

Registration into the Sterile Processing Basics course is open to qualified students each fall and spring semester. The request for registration to the Sterile Processing Basics course must be completed and access through the link below. Class size is limited, therefore requests  will be processed and students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until the class is full. Incomplete requests WILL NOT be accepted.

Registration Process

Students approved to register for the Sterile Processing Basics course will receive additional instructions regarding course requirements that include but are not limited to: submission of personal health history, results of a physical examination, a TB skin test and various immunizations as required by the clinical affiliates. Costs for all requirements for registration are incurred by the student.

Click here for the Sterile Processing Basics Course Online Registration Request


Course                                                                Credit Hours
HLSC 1204                Sterile Processing Basics                4

The HLSC 1204, Sterile Processing Basics, is a 4 credit-hour course that includes 64 hours of classroom and laboratory training and 86 hours of external clinical training.

Criminal Background Check

Students approved to register for the Sterile Processing Basics course must submit a criminal background check, with all costs incurred by the student. Students who have been charged with, pled guilty or nolo contendere to, been convicted of, or committed a criminal offense that involves a crime of violence or distribution of drugs may not be allowed to complete the practicum component of the program.

Urine Drug Screen

A positive urine drug screen or any attempt to tamper with a specimen may disqualify a student and/or result in dismissal from the Sterile Processing Basics course.