Central Service Technician

Central Service Technician
Central Service Technician
Technical Diploma
8 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

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Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

Central Service Technicians (CST) are the key persons responsible for maintaining the quality of medical products that are processed, packaged, and sterilized by a hospital. This program will prepare individuals to clean, sterilize, and assemble surgical instruments, equipment, and supplies for use in operating rooms and other medical and surgical facilities. The content includes instruction in sterilization, infection control, decontamination, and surgical instrumentation processing, distribution, and record keeping.

The CST program shares the Medical Terminology course with the Surgical Technology program, along with many of the same clinical sites. This overlap will give students exposure to the Surgical Technician job role.

Upon successful completion of the Central Service Technician program, students will be qualified to sit for the HSPA (Healthcare sterile processing association) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification exam.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Central Service Technician
Sterile Processing Technician
Central Processing/ Reprocessing Technician

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Central Service Technician
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