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Varies; Clinical location and hours will be assigned.

We will not offer the course again until Spring 2025. If we are able to offer an additional course in the fall term, the information will be posted to the website. Please continue to check this site for updates.


The Central Sterile Processing course is a Hybrid* course. The first day of class and clinical dates are required to be completed face-to-face. The first day of class will be held on the Caswell County Campus in Yanceyville, NC. Clinical hours will be completed at an approved PCC Clinical site. The remaining hours for theory will be completed online via Moodle.

Clinical Hours

Students will be assigned to a clinical site during a specific week (completed between weeks 5 and 9). Students will complete 27 hours of clinical rotation during their assigned week. The assigned site and week students are to attend clinical will be determined by the instructor and student AFTER the course has begun. This cannot be pre-scheduled.
An example of a clinical schedule is M/Th/M, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Three, 9-hr. days to complete the 27 hrs.). Schedules are determined by the assigned clinical site.

*HYBRID: A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete coursework online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.


  • $189, Registration  
  • $132, Textbook; Textbooks will be available for purchase from the Director on the first day of class. Textbooks are not available from the Bookstore or other outside sources. Students must purchase on the first day.
  • $124, Verified Credentials – Criminal Background Check & Urine Drug Screen
    Background checks and immunization record uploads are required to be completed by the second week of the course.
  • $128, Credentialing Exam ( https://www.cbspd.net/tech/ )


The following immunizations are required:

  • Hepatitis B (series of 3 doses or a Titers blood test)
  • Influenza
  • MMR (series of 2 doses or a Titers blood test)
  • Tdap
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) (series of 2 doses or a Titers blood test)
  • COVID Vaccination (religious & medical waivers are not accepted for students by the Clinical facilities)


Lori Watlington, Director of Health and Wellness
Lori.Watlington@piedmontcc.edu, (336) 694-8080


  1. Review the available classes. You will need the course information found in the table above (course section number, start/end dates, course title, and location). 
  2. Once received and registered, you will receive an email with payment instructions from Lori Watlington. Please allow 24-48 business hours to receive payment instructions.


  • Scholarships are available for Person or Caswell County Residents, of 1 year or more, to cover registration fee only. The link to apply will be sent via email with your payment instructions once you have been registered for the course.
  • Students residing outside Person and Caswell Counties or those needing assistance to pay for full course are encouraged to contact their local NC Works or Telamon Corporation Office to find out if they qualify for their services.