This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level position of central service technician, with exposure to all facets of central service functioning. Training involves surgical instrumentation, principles of cleaning and processing equipment and instrumentation, methods of sterilization, packaging and storage, maintenance of equipment, case cart systems, inventory control and current trends in central service. Clinical experiences in area hospitals' central service departments are included.
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:
Graduates are eligible for national certification through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Universal Precautions training and certification is provided.
See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 16