Central Sterilization Solutions

A Brief Description of The Course

This course, depending on the option you choose, will take you approximately 20 to 40 hours a week to complete over the nine months you are with us.

Once you receive your course material, you will be working to complete the requirements to sit for your certification.

These requirements will consist of completing your reading, homework, and tests while coming into the class one day a week to listen to the lectures on two chapters each week. The time needed to keep up with this schedule will require that you dedicate a minimum of 25 hours each week to prepare and be ready for the exam.

You will also be required to volunteer at one of the partner hospitals and complete the 400-hour internship hands-on training. This training will help you pass the national exam as well as have you ready to apply for a position as a Sterile Processing Technician.

James Hoxie

James Hoxie has been with Kaiser Permanente for over 25+ years. He started out in the storeroom and quickly worked his way up into management. He is currently the Assistant Dept. Administrator at the Kaiser LAMC. In 2011, James started Central Sterilization Solutions. As an owner, he has been an instructor as well as a Consultant.


James founded Central Sterilization Solutions along with the owner Harry Mullen and their trusted staff to be a leader in consulting and SPD education.  Since 2011, CSS has helped many hospitals to become survey ready.  It started with hospitals that had failed TJC inspection and was quickly able to educate the staff so when the surveyors returned, the department passed. James, is a leader on the SPD world and has been sought after by hospital groups such as Providence Health.

Harry Mullen

Harry joined the Navy in 1984 and served there as a Hospital Corpsman and instructor for six years. He began as a sterilization technician in April 1988. 20 years later, Harry received his first certification and earned a promotion to a supervisor position. Two years after that, he transferred to the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center to take over as the Department Administrator. He retired at the end of 2011. Harry joined CCSA as a regional director in the LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara area. He currently serves as the President of CCSA. In 2011, Harry joined Central Sterilization Solutions as Program Director and Consultant.

The School

Our school first started teaching the medical instrument sterilization course at the University of Phoenix. Today we are teaching classes at Orange Terrace Community Center in Riverside, CA; Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles CA, and we also offer an online course option as well. If you need an experienced sterilization technician make sure to reach us!

The facts written above should convince you that, with us, you will get the proper education you need to pass the certification exam. Also, we will help you prepare your resume and train you for your interview. So, make sure to contact us today because we are the proper choice for you in Riverside, CA and the nearby cities!

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Our Mission

Central Sterilization Solutions (CSS) was created for professionals at all levels of their career. Providing a one of a kind education experience to get people into the medical field fast. Our success is bases on our students, that’s why we put them first before everything else. CSS will be there from curiosity to job placement.


With over 30 years of in the field experience CSS was developed by professionals for professionals. From technicians, leads, managers and to educators, CSS knows what the industry is looking for. For this reason, our program is so unique compared to the rest.


With other schools and courses raising rates, CSS has always had a simple mission. “Keep our students out of debt, while they pursue their passion therefor we offer the financing option for our students to make payments or receive discount for paying off their education.


We understand that in this competitive job market it’s important the be ready when the job you have been looking for is available. Thus our program is designed with be fast and to work with your schedule. With in class or online course available.


Thank you for considering Central Sterilization Solutions as your preferred certification provider.

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