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Specific Program Admission Information
Listed below are additional requirements for admission to the Sterile Processing program.
• College Placement Testing
• Placement testing into or completion of MATH 1030. 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 1100 or completion of ENGL 1100. Student who has college transfer credit for ENGL 1100 is not required to take the placement test.
• Course completion of the following:
1. High school graduate or GED equivalency
2. Completion of high school physics within the last three years or PHYS 0100 Introduction to Physics
3. High school biology (grade of "C" or better) within the past five years or BIO 0100 or BIO 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better).
• College Course Completion (or successful completion of equivalent approved training):
1. CHEM 1113 with grade of "C" or better
2. NURC 1101 Nurse-Aide Training Program
3. NURC 1102 Patient Care Skills
4. HIMT 1121 Advanced Medical Terminology
• Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better in courses related to the Sterile Processing Technology plan of study.
Upon acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technology degree program, the following additional items are required to be completed by the student before registration for autumn semester will be allowed:
• MULT 1020 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• Completed Health Record on file at the Health Records Office, including drug testing and background check.
Surgical Tech & Sterile Processing Spring Program Information Sessions
No Reservations Required. ALL SESSIONS HELD IN THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUILD (WD), ROOM 415
Upon acceptance into the Sterile Processing Technology program, the following additional items are required to be completed by the student before registration for autumn semester will be allowed:
- Completed Health Record on file at the Health Records Office, including drug testing and background 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 Sterile Processing Office at 614-287-5215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, tuberculosis, 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.