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Central Service Technician Overview

Are you looking for a career in healthcare and anxious to start working right away? The Central Service Technician program allows you to earn a technical diploma in less than one year!

Central service is the hub of all activities involving supplies and equipment for surgery, obstetric, emergency departments, and other patient care areas. Students learn the principles of standard precautions, asepsis, disinfection, and sterilization procedures.

As a Central Service Technician, you will:

  • Maintain an uninterrupted supply of instrumentation and supplies used in patient care.
  • Support patient care services and be especially involved in the prevention of infection.
  • Clean, sterilize and process patient products, including surgical instruments, power equipment, robotic instruments, fiber optic scopes, cameras, and other specialty instrumentation.
  • Maintain records associated with supply orders, charges, and inventory.

This program will include classroom instruction and a clinical experience in a local hospital.

Career Opportunities

Central Service Technician

Just the Facts

Central Service Technician
6 Credit Technical Diploma

Length of Program //
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire

Start Dates //
January

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

928

Books

$

510

Estimated Total:  $1,438

 

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Central Service Technician program.

Digital Literacy Healthcare
The focus of this course is the use of technology in healthcare. Learners use common business software applications, including word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and databases.

Fundamentals of Central Service Technician
Introduces packaging; cleaning techniques; care, handling, identification, and usage of instruments, equipment and supplies; basic aseptic techniques; and patient-centered practices in the lab setting.

Central Service Technician Clinical
Learners are given the opportunity to apply what they have learned in the clinical setting at a local hospital. Time will be spent in the central service department as well as the operating room.

Central Service Technician Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

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9
Regional Jobs

There are 9 job openings in the CVTC district for the Central Service Technician industry.

 

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Credits to Other Institutions

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Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

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Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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