Dual Enrollment Sterile Processing

This is the first pathway course in the surgical technology sequence; students acquire knowledge of sterile processes and clean, disinfect and distribute sterilized instruments and equipment in health care facilities. Student instruction focuses on work in a sterile processing department and central service location, working as a team to maintain sterilization and storage, learning about microbiology and infection control, and apply principles and practices of sterile processing and decontamination. Students may choose to complete a 400 hour externship, which requires a minimum of 200 hours completion by high school graduation, after which students will be able to take the international certification for sterile processing technicians and hold a provisional certification. Full certification is awarded after completing the full 400 hours and high school graduation.


Enrolled in Governor's Health Sciences Academy or completed Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences and meet college dual enrollment qualifications



High School Credits


School Level

High School




full year