Central Processing Distribution Technician

The Central Processing Distribution Technician Program is designed to provide the content and clinical collaboration for students to be successful and meet the standards of the Sterile Processing Distribution Technician Profession. This is a one semester certificate program that provides the student with the basic fundamentals of central processing, supplies, services, and distribution of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. This program will provide the student with didactic instruction and clinical practice in aseptic techniques, patient care concepts, and theories and practices of central services departments. Students who successfully complete the SURGT 1111 (CSPD 1111-effective Fall 2017) course will be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) National Certifying Examination or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Examination.

The Central Processing Distribution Technician certificate issued by the College of DuPage requires a minimum of 12 credits. Please refer to the Central Processing Distribution Technician Certificate link below for course requirements.

Field of Study Code: SURGT.CER.CPDT

Accreditation Status

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. 

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Career Information

Contact Information

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please

  1. Attend an advising session
  2. Visit a Health Career Program Advisor by calling (630) 942-2259 to make an appointment.
  3. For information or general inquiries, please send an email to healthcareadvising@cod.edu. (Please use above phone number only to schedule an appointment. Do not send an appointment request to this email).

Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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