Workforce Development

Sterile Processing Technician
October 31 – December 19, 2022

Many healthcare workers are considered essential, but few are as fundamentally important as Sterile Processing Technicians. Without them, hospitals would not be able to function. Patients would not receive necessary surgeries, many more people would lose their lives from preventable infection or untreated medical conditions. Their work impacts nearly every department within modern hospitals and surgical centers. Sterile Processing Technicians clean and sanitize used surgical instruments and other medical supplies so that they can be safely redistributed and reused on additional patients.

This short-term vocational program will prepare participants for extensive job opportunities in hospitals and surgical centers. If you are interested in entering this fulfilling career field, and making a critical difference in patients’ lives, contact us about this program.

DAYS/TIMES:   Clinical Portion:   Mercy Hospital, Buffalo – Wednesdays 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. OR Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (you will be assigned a day and need your own transportation). Classroom Portion:   Mondays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.; NCCC Main Campus, Room E-106
Cost: $1,000 plus books and exam fees

Basic of Sterile Processing textbook and workbook 7th Edition by Sterile Processing University LLC. Currently $155


CBSPD Sterile Processing Technician Study Guide 11th Edition Currently $20


The Surgical Instruments Flashcards which can be purchased from either Amazon are also useful for your clinical experience, the certification exam, and for use while you are employed as a processing technician.

This course prepares students for the CBSPD exam for SPD Technician Certification, visit  Estimated exam cost is $128 plus fees.

*You will have to follow all vaccination policies required for the clinical site to participate in this course. Note that COVID and Flu Vaccines are required.

*HS Diploma or GED required

*Please register early, seating is limited.
**NCCC reserves the right to cancel or postpone courses due to insufficient enrollment.


Workforce Development
Phone: 716-614-6236
Location: A-231