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Central Processing Certificate Program

Certificate

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2019. Current students - log in to BHCC Self-Service to review the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, or contact LifeMap/Advising for more information. Prospective students - go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor.
Admission Requirements Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
Diploma

High School diploma or GED

Session

Attend mandatory information session

Test

Complete the College Placement Test

ENG-090 Writing Skills I
3

Complete ENG-090 or higher placement

Total Credits:
Semester 1 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SGT-109 Central Processing I
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

SGT-109A Central Processing I Clinical
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

NHP-180 Medical Terminology
3

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

CIT-110 Applications/Concepts
3

Prerequisites: ESL-098 or RDG-095 or placement

Total Credits:
Semester 2 Credits Milestone GenEd Note Pre-req
SGT-110 Central Processing II
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: SGT-109 and SGT-109A and ENG-090 and RDG-090 and MAT-093 or placement

SGT-110A Central Processing II Clinical
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Prerequisites: SGT-109 and SGT-109A

SGT-111 Central Processing Clinical
2

Milestone courses should be taken in the order shown.

Students working in Central Processing can apply for Prior Learning Assessment credits.

Prerequisites: SGT-109 and SGT-109A

AHE-117 Communication Skills for Health Care
3
Total Credits:
Last Modified Date: April 22, 2019

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Qualify for the CBSPD Central Processing Technician certifying exam.
  • Support the operative team during surgical procedures. 
  • Prepare equipment and supplies for use throughout the hospital.
  • Assist in resource allocation and budget preparation for central processing.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this program qualify as Central Processing Technicians who perform duties in one or more of the functional areas of sterile processing and distribution, materials management, and distribution. Graduates qualify for positions in healthcare facilities and industry. Graduates qualify for advanced responsibilities within the profession, and job prospects are excellent.