Central Service Technician

Technical Diploma

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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.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Central Service Technician

This program will cost about $1,700* 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 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding2
Employed in Related Occupation2
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week40
Median Hourly Wage$15.03
Hourly Wage Range$14.34 - $15.71
Median Annual Salary$31,252.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Central Service Technician; Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI
  • Surgical Core Technician; Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse, WI

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Apply aseptic principles using universal precautions and sterilization methods.
  • Prepare and know the specific uses of equipment and supplies used for patient care.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient work environment that conforms to industry standards while demonstrating knowledge of the role of central service technician.
  • Recognize the importance of confidentiality in the health care setting.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements


ACT: 16


ACT: 17


ACT: 17
Additional Requirements:

To enroll in the Central Service Technician program, first apply for admission to the College, then read the program's Essential Functions, complete a background check, and provide proof of immunization (including a TB Test).  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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