Sterile Processing Program | Bakersfield & Stockton | Altamont Healthcare

SPDT Certification Program - Stockton & Bakersfield

A doctor picking up sterilized scissors while performing an operation in Bakersfield, CASPDT or SPD Tech stands for Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician. They are responsible for sterilizing reusable medical equipment (like surgical tools), assembling and preparing surgical trays, and redistributing sterilized equipment to where it is needed.

Our certification program is designed to encourage growth and learning so that you’re prepared to take the exam and put your skills to work in a healthcare facility. You do not need any prior experience in the healthcare industry or medical field to enroll. Our courses range from 5-10 weeks depending on the schedule of your choice. We offer a variety of schedules so you can choose the one that works for you.

Stockton offers day, night, and weekend classes
Bakersfield offers night and weekend classes.

To enroll in this course you must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED. You must provide a government ID and submit to a background check.

Are SPD Techs in demand right now?

The best time to be a certified sterile processing technician is all the time. Healthcare facilities have never been more concerned about sterilizing equipment and avoiding cross-contamination. Hospitals hold relatively high job security, as they will always be seeing patients, using medical tools, and performing surgeries. The basic function of the hospital relies on the safe decontamination and sterilization of medical tools. That is why Sterile Processing is sometimes called the “heart” of the hospital.

Many SPDT positions are flexible, affording graduates the opportunity for full-time, part-time, per diem, and even traveling roles for hospitals, healthcare facilities, research laboratories, and private corporations.

Program Features

Our programs offer unrivaled speed, affordability, and flexibility. Each course is led by an experienced teacher who will prepare you to pass the board exam and give you the . tools to succeed as a SPD tech. We will provide you with a set of scrubs and a textbook.

All students receive a free comprehensive review for the board exam, a free BLS/CPR certification course, and an in-house career workshop to improve your resume and interview skills.

All graduates who have passed the board exam are eligible for our externship program. This program provides hands-on experience in a real medical facility and the opportunity to impress potential employers with your dedication and performance.

Flexible Tuition Payments

We understand that We offer several payment plans with varying levels of discounts that can be found here.

One pathway to limit the cost for students is the Certification Course Reimbursement Program. With this program, students can be reimbursed for the cost of the SPD program when they agree to travel and relocate to work for Steris IMS for at least 1 year. To qualify for this program, you must complete the course with a grade of at least 80 percent and successfully complete the externship program.

We are currently working towards federal approval to offer financial aid in the near future.

Flexible Tuition Payments

We acknowledge that the financial cost of higher education is a barrier for potential students, that’s why we are committed to assisting students at all socioeconomic levels who want to enroll. We are proud to provide one of the nation's most affordable tuition rates among SPD certification programs. We offer several different payment plans and discounts that can be found here. If none of our payment plans seem within your reach, we would be happy to talk with you and figure out a plan that works for you.

Medical technician in her mask, glasses, and cap in Bakersfield, CAAnother pathway to limit the cost for students is the Certification Course Reimbursement Program. With this program, students can be reimbursed for the cost of the SPD program when they agree to travel and relocate for Steris IMS and be employed with the company for at least one year. Eligible students must complete the course with a grade of at least 80 percent and successfully complete the externship program.

Learn From the Best

At Altamont Healthcare, you will be taught by certified and experienced instructors who love their work. We partner with hospitals where you will visit an actual Sterile Processing Department to get first-hand experience, interaction, and education with sterile processing technicians, managers, and nurses. Our curriculum ensures that you'll fully understand the sterilization process and the importance of maintaining a high quality of care and dedication at each level of the department. Our program is approved and recommended by all hospitals nationwide because we are recognized by the Certification Board of Sterile Processing.