Central Service Technician | Western Technical College

Central Service Technician

Technical Diploma

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Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

A central service technician is responsible for the instruments and medical equipment used in surgery, obstetrics, and other patient care areas. They play a crucial role in preventing the spread of infection. If you are interested in a healthcare career, this area offers many opportunities. As a central service tech, you will clean, sterilize, and assemble medical supplies, instruments, and equipment, and also be responsible for maintaining inventory. Once you complete this program, you will be eligible to take a national certification test.

Classes are offered in a traditional and online blended format.

*Please note that the delivery method for courses may change as the COVID-19 situation proceeds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Central Service Technician

This program will cost about $1,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Central Service Technician 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding3
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Employed in Non-related Occupations1
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Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

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Career Opportunities

Central Service Technician
Hospital Service Representative
Central Processing/Reprocessing Technician
Sterile Processing Technician

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Apply principles of infection control in the role of the Central Service Technician
  • Decontaminate instruments and equipment
  • Prepare instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Apply sterilization techniques
  • Perform inventory control and distribution
  • Function as an ethical, legal, and professional member of the healthcare team

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Central Service Technician program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program's Essential Functions and complete a background check. The last step for admission to the program will be to complete an Intent to Enroll form. You can find links to these documents below.

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