Feb 09, 2023  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023 
  
College Catalog 2021 - 2023

Central Processing Certificate


* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Admission Requirements


  • Diploma High School diploma or GED
  • Session Attend mandatory information session
  • Test Complete the College Placement Test
  • Credits: 3

Total Credits: 3


Admission Requirements Advising Note

  • Program offered at the Chelsea Campus as a part-time evening program.
  • As a prerequisite for a clinical placement or internship this program requires that all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193 or visit https://www.bhcc.edu/studentcentral/academicrecords/coriandsorichecks/

Total Credits: 10


Semester 1 Advising Note

  • Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all surgical technology courses.
  • Program offered at the Chelsea Campus as a part-time evening program.

Total Credits: 9


Semester 2 Advising Note

  • Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all surgical technology courses.
  • Apply for graduation

Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Qualify for the CBSPD Central Processing Technician certifying exam.
  • Support the operative team during surgical procedures.
  • Prepare equipment and supplies for use throughout the hospital.
  • Assist in resource allocation and budget preparation for central processing.

Career Outlook


Graduates of this program qualify as Central Processing Technicians who perform duties in one or more of the functional areas of sterile processing and distribution, materials management, and distribution. Graduates qualify for positions in healthcare facilities and industry. Graduates qualify for advanced responsibilities within the profession, and job prospects are excellent.