Surgical Technology

Central Sterile Processing

Central Sterile Processing course is designed to provide the latest information on the different aspects of sterile processing which help develop new and existing sterile techs.  San Juan College offers a Surgical Technology Program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and Central Sterile Processing is an integral part of the surgical technologist education.

Prerequisite Course

SURG 119:

Are YOU currently registered for SURG 119 Central Sterile Processing?

Textbooks can be ordered through IAHCSMM (International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management) or you may check one out from the Surgical Technology Program.

Surgical Instrumentation 978-1-4160-3702-6  ***Required

Taber's Medical Dictionary 978-0-8036-1559-5 ***Recommended

CRCST Box Set (Text and Workbooks) ***Required only available from


TEXTBOOKS from SJC:                                                                   

Surgical Instrumentation 978-1-4160-3702-6



Taber’s Plus DVD 978-0-8036-1559-5

***recommended or optional

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For more information, please call Maxine Chapman at (505) 566-3492. Or send an email to