Central Processing Hero

Central Processing Technology Technical Certificate


Be instrumental to the OR.

The Central Processing Technical Certificate readies you for a successful healthcare career preparing the operating room for surgical procedures: sterilizing instruments, gathering supplies, and delivering equipment properly ahead of surgery. Build solid foundational knowledge in anatomy, medical terminology, and microbiology. Receive specialized training in what surgical instruments are, the handling and use of instruments for specific procedures, and the clinical setting experience you need for employment.

Learn from qualified faculty and/or preceptors to independently apply sound theory to practice. Extensive classroom time and practical clinical experience prepare you to complete the certification exam of your choice to become a certified central service processing and distribution technician.

General Information Sessions

If you would like to learn more about the Central Sterile Processing program, register for one of the following General Information Meetings this fall. Each meeting will be held on Zoom and will last about one hour. We will answer many of the questions you have about the program.

In addition, if you plan to apply to the program for Fall 2022, you must attend a General Information Meeting or your application will not be processed.

Select a date and time from the list below and then click on the link to register in Zoom to attend the meeting. After you register, you will receive an email with a link for the meeting.

DateTimeZoom Link
March 29NoonZoom Registration
March 293 PMZoom Registration
March 296 PMZoom Registration
April 12NoonZoom Registration
April 126 PMZoom Registration
April 26NoonZoom Registration
April 266 PMZoom Registration


Applications for the Fall 2022 program will become available on February 1, 2022.


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM on May 1, 2022.

Fall 2022 Central Processing Application

If you have additional questions regarding the application, selection, and admission process for the Central Sterile Processing (CSPT) program at Nashville State Community College, please send an email to CentralProcessing@nscc.edu and put CSPT Application and Admission in the subject line.