Sterile Processing Technician

Albany Campus

Sterile processing technicians decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in the health care environment. These items range from complex devices to simple, hand-held surgical instruments. Technicians serve a vital role in the health care industry, combating the spread of hospital-borne illnesses, as well as diseases.

Students will learn what it takes to enter this industry and even gain clinical experience at Albany Medical Center and Ellis Medicine. 

Sterile Processing Technicians find employment in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, medical laboratories, birth centers and other facilities where sterilized equipment is needed.

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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school