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Admissions Requirements

Specific Program Admission Information

Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Sterile Processing Technology Certificate Program:

College Placement Testing

  • Placement testing into DEV 031 or completion of DEV 030. A student who has college algebra transfer credit (grade of “C” or better) is not required to take the placement test.
  • Placement testing into ENGL 101 or ENGL 111 or completion of ENGL 100. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 101 is not required to take the placement test.
  • Placement testing above the reading requirements or completion of DEV 044. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 101 is not required to take the placement test.

Listed below are the additional requirements for admission to the Sterile Processing Technology Associate of Technical Studies Program:

College placement testing

  • Placement testing into MATH 104 or completion of MATH 103. A student who has college algebra transfer credit (grade of “C” or better) is not required to take the placement test.
  • Placement testing into ENGL 101 or ENGL 111 or completion of ENGL 100. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 101 is not required to take the placement test.
  • Placement testing above the reading requirements or completion of DEV 044. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 101 is not required to take the placement test.

Course completion of the following:

  • High school graduate or GED equivalency
  • High school biology (grade of “C” or better) within the past five years or BIO 100 or BIO 101 (with a grade of “C” or better)

College course completion for (or successful completion of equivalent approved training):

  • CHEM 113 with a grade of “C” or better
  • NURC 101 Nurse-Aide Training Program
  • NURC 102 Patient Care Skills I
  • HIMT 121 Advanced Medical Terminology

Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better in courses related to the Sterile Processing ATS Program.

Upon acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technology ATS Program, the following additional items are required to be completed by the student before registration for Autumn Quarter will be allowed:

  • MULT 102 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Completed Health Records on file at the Health Records Office, including drug testing and back- ground check.

Acceptance is conditional on submission and clearance of student background history by the Columbus State Community College Public Safety Department, and drug screening clearance by the Columbus State Community College Health Records Office. Prospective students can obtain additional information at program information sessions or by contacting the department at 614-287-5215 or sterileprocessing@cscc.edu.

Statement Regarding Infectious Diseases

Students in this program perform clinical work on real people. Columbus State does not discriminate against students, faculty, or patients in any way, or based on color, creed, national origin, gender, disability or sexual preference. The patient populations with whom we work come from all walks of life,; thus students may be exposed to many types of communicable diseases. These are not limited to, but may include, Hepatitis (A, B, C or D), HIV/AIDS, TB, Measles, German measles, and Mumps.

All students are required to have appropriate immunizations after they are admitted to the program (information is given to all admitted students). Additionally, although all precautions are taken to minimize exposure and risk, there is always a slight possibility that precautions may fail or that a student may accidentally expose him/herself. All students entering the program must be aware of this slight, but real, potential. All students are encouraged to have personal health insurance in effect by the first day of class.