Sterile Processing Program is a 22 week program which is full time
studies - 16 weeks theory and six weeks practicum. This program
is designed to train the participants with the necessary skills
to become employees as Central Supply Processing Technicians in
hospitals, surgical centres, long term care facilities, and private
agencies providing health and home care. Emphasis is on the development
of technical skills such as cleaning, packaging, sterilization,
storage and handling of sterile supplies with a special focus on
infection control, aseptic technique, decontamination, equipment
reassembly and function testing.
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
Jan. 4 - May 30, 2000 (6 weeks)
required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent. English
30/33 required and Biology preferred.
Applicants should have an expressed an interest to develop the skills
necessary to perform the technical functions related to the care,
handling disassembly and assembly of medical equipment and surgical
instruments. In order to have a practicum placements and/or work
with some private agencies, you may be required to be bonded - this
requires a Criminal Record Check. The logistics for obtaining a
Criminal Record Check and the impact of certain criminal records
on program completion and employment will be discussed prior to
acceptance into the program.
Applicants are required to submit an Immunization report identifying
immunization against common, communicable diseases prior to the
beginning of the first practicum. Applicants are also required to
undergo a medical examination and submit a physician's report prior
to the beginning of classes. Hepatitis B inoculation (first of series)
prior to entering the practicum setting is strongly recommended.
Documentation of annual Tuberculosis testing and a record of contact
or infection with Varicella will be required.
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, students will be awarded
a Credential of Academic Achievement from Lethbridge Community College.
At the completion of this training,
employers of Central Sterile Processing units will be able to hire
individuals who have received pre employment training. These individuals
will be knowledgable of Central Sterile Processing techniques and
procedures. Employment opportunities could vary from private agencies,
long term care facilities and home care agencies.
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CPU 151 Introduction to Computes 48 3
BIO 142 Medical Microbiology 64 4
COM 162 Interpersonal Relationships & Communications 48 3
CSP 150 Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology 64 4
CSP 160 Principals and Practices of Surgical Instrument Processing
ENG 150 English 48 3
CSP 155 Practicum (6 weeks) 240 3
BIO 142 Microbiology
(4 credits) For students intending to work in a clinical setting.
Students will be introduced to the major groups of pathogenic microorganisms,
fungi, bacteria, viruses, campylobacter, rickettsia, and protozoans
that they are likely to encounter in a clinical setting. The course
will cover structure, mechanisms of transmission and other characteristics
of organisms concentrating on bacteria and viruses, and will provide
the opportunity for students to develop skills of handling culturing
and recognizing these organisms.
COM 162 Interpersonal
Relationships and Communications (3 credits) DLS This course Improves
the self concept of students as well as provide them with the skills
to successfully relate with other people on a personal, social and
business basis. Designed for personal growth and attitudinal change,
this course provides opportunities to develop communication skills,
recognition and understanding of self concept, skills in enhancing
interpersonal relationships, procedures for goal setting and techniques
in decision making. Not available for supplemental or challenge.
CPU 151 Introduction
to Computers (3 credits) This course is an introduction to personal
computers. Students review the components and operation of microcomputers
and gain a working knowledge of the operating system, word processing,
spreadsheet and database software. Forms the basis for computer
applications and subsequent courses in the respective program areas.
CSP 150 Medical
Terminology/Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits) This course covers
the study of prefixes, suffixes and word roots which most medial
terms are derived from, taught in combination with anatomy & physiology,
to understand the structure and function of organs and systems in
the human body. Not available for supplemental.
CSP 155 Practicum
(240 hours, 6 weeks) (3 credits) To be completed at various sites
in a hospital setting (surgical suite, day procedures, central processing)
with shift rotation and completing a skills competency check list.
This course is Only entered after successful completion of course
work and at accredited clinical sites arranged by practicum coordinator.
Staggered entry to utilize appropriate environment. May require
travel to outlying communities. Graded CR/NCR. Not available for
CSP 160 Principals
& Practices of Surgical Instrumental Processing (6 credits) This
course equips students with the thorough knowledge of the complexities,
precautions, and techniques associated with Microbiology, Infection
Control, Disinfection, and Sterilization Technology. Students will
develop the skills necessary to perform the technical functions
related to the care, handling, disassembly, and assembly of medical
equipment and surgical instruments. Not available for supplemental.
ENG 150 Composition
(3 credits) DLS Prerequisite: English 30 or 33 or equivalent and
satisfactory performance on required English Skills Test. Familiarity
with word processing would be an asset. This course covers a blend
of academic and practical writing. Assignments include abstracts,
letters, memos, proposals, progress reports, research papers, employment
related communications, and oral communications. Not available for