Sterile Processing Technician
FORTIS Sterile Processing Technician Training in Richmond, VA
The Sterile Processing Technician is properly trained to handle surgical instruments and understand microbiology and infection control methods. Get your Sterile Processing certification at FORTIS
The main duty of a Sterile Processing Technician is to ensure that instruments used by medical personnel are contaminant-free. In the Sterile Processing Technician program at FORTIS, students are instructed on proper techniques to clean and sterilize medical instruments and to understand microbiology and infection control methods. At FORTIS, students learn the proper names and categories of medical instruments and how to properly transfer and store instruments to keep them contaminant-free. The program includes classroom study, practice in lab environments and hands-on, real-world experience.
As graduates of the FORTIS sterile processing training program, students will have the training needed to take the exam for national certification as a Central Sterile Processing Technician. They will be prepared by entry-level positions in hospitals, physicians' offices, inpatient and outpatient clinics, diagnostic centers and many more exciting opportunities
Become a Sterile Processing Technician at FORTIS in Richmond, VA
If you're interested in playing a major behind-the-scenes role in surgical facilities and hospitals, then FORTIS can train you to become a Sterile Processing Technician. Our sterile processing training programs are taught at select FORTIS campuses in Virginia and other campus locations. Call FORTIS today to schedule a campus visit or click here to request more information on our Sterile Processing Technician training
* Contact local campus for licensure requirements.
Frequently asked questions
Who is FORTIS?
FORTIS is a post-secondary network of colleges and institutes that engages students in a powerful learning and training experience for lifelong growth. With the addition of each new campus, Fortis now offers career-based certificate, diploma and degree-granting programs at more than 40 schools in 15 states.
FORTIS College and FORTIS Institute campuses prepare students for careers in healthcare, nursing, medical, dental, business, information technology, massage, cosmetology and the skilled trades such as welding and HVAC.FORTIS College Online also offers online learning platforms for a variety of associate degree programs for adults and members of the military community.
What are the admission requirements?
To qualify for admissions, in most cases you must be a high school graduate or its equivalent. All applicants are required to complete a personal information sheet. During a personal interview with our admissions staff, we will review your career goals to help you find the right program to fit your needs.
Every individual will be given the opportunity to tour the facility, meet with Financial Aid, and enroll in the next available classes. Please contact your local campus Admission representative for more information on admission requirements.
How much does the program cost?
Tuition varies from program and campus. Speak with an admissions representative for more details.
Is financial aid available?
You've got obligations and responsibilities already, so financing your education is going to be a real concern. At FORTIS, we understand that. That's why FORTIS helps our students to learn about government and private loans and other financial aid options that are available to those who qualify to help finance the cost of building the foundation for your new career.
- We work every day with working adults and career changers who have complex financial situations, and get them the information to help them to determine the financing for their education that will work the best for them.
- We have financial aid offices on every campus so students can continue to find and act on important information they need to continue on their path to success
- We are flexible and pragmatic in our approach. Our instructors, counselors, professors, and staff understand and will work with you if it becomes difficult to keep up your studies or if you need time off.
Does FORTIS help me find a job after graduation?
At FORTIS, our Career Services professionals are committed to successfully supporting our graduates to secure employment in entry-level positions. Through career development, including professionalism, motivation, resume development, dress for success, interview coaching and the maintenance of ethical standards, we empower our graduates with the skills necessary to approach a job interview ready for success.
FORTIS operates a Career Services Center at each campus to assist graduates with career placement. FORTIS provides career placement assistance to our graduates. As graduation approaches, students get the opportunity to meet with the Director of Career Services during their last semester to discuss career services available for their individual job search. As a graduate, you will want employment that reflects your skills, training, and allows for professional growth and development. Career Services is committed to helping you find the right fit for you.
Is FORTIS accredited?
If you’re looking for accredited colleges or vocational schools, you have come to the right place! While each campus varies in program offerings, accrediting bodies, and specific programmatic accreditations, all are institutionally accredited! Each of our colleges and institutes are institutionally accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies:
- Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
- Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
See each school's campus page or click on the CONSUMER INFO button on the right to view individual campus or programmatic accreditations.
Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.