Credit for Prior Learning

Students in the Surgical Processing Technician (SPT) program who possess active, current healthcare certifications issued by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) or the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD) may be eligible to receive credit for prior learning for some SPT courses. Students requesting credit for prior learning must provide evidence of their active IAHCSMM or CBSPD certification(s) to the Department Chair for review.

Surgical Processing Technician students may test out of Human Biology, Medical Terminology, and/or Microbiology by taking a formal Challenge Examination for credit. Challenge Examinations may only be attempted once for each course and may not be taken for any courses in which the student received a failing grade in a previous term. Students may not attempt to test out of courses in which they are currently enrolled.