Health and Public Services

Sterile Processing

About the Program

  • Learn the proper techniques to clean and sterilize medical instruments
  • Understand microbiology and infection control methods
  • Learn the proper names and categories of medical instruments and how to properly transfer and store them
  • After successful completion and documented work hours, you will be eligible to take the National Certification as a Sterile Processing Technician

Registration | Requirements Before Starting

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Vaccination documentation (prior to class). Print and complete the Immunization/Registration Form. Your healthcare provider must complete and sign the required immunizations section. Email completed form to
  • Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening*

*Iowa Western will perform a background and drug screening for anyone who wishes to register for the course

$795 | Tuition, Textbook, Workbook, Supplies, Background Check, and Drug Screening

$150 | Non-Refundable Processing Fee

Refunds: You may cancel your registration 48 business hours prior to the start of most classes and receive a 100% refund with the exception of the non-refundable processing fee. If contacting outside Iowa Western‘s Community College Continuing Education Department business hours, leave a voicemail and or send the department an email. Iowa Western Continuing Education is not responsible for refunds if contact is not pursued via voicemail and or email. In compliance with the IWCC policy, refunds will only be produced in the form of a check. A check will be issued within 14 business days after the refund is admitted to the customer. Refund will be sent to the customer’s address that is labeled on file. Certain program restrictions may apply. Contact Continuing Education for details at Cancellations: Iowa Western reserves the right to cancel any class where difficulties arise in staffing or scheduling or where minimum enrollment is not achieved. A full refund will be issued for all canceled classes. Transfers/Withdrawals: Transfers may be subject to a $25.00 transfer fee. Non-attendance for a class does not constitute a withdrawal and refunds are not issued for nonattendance. Transfers may be made up to two full business days (unless otherwise noted in the class information) prior to the start date of the class. After that time, transfers will not be permitted and no refund will be issued.

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