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Technical Diploma

Central Service Technician

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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.

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Just the Facts

Central Service Technician
6 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Less Than One Year

Delivery Method
Face-to-Face

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months
January

 

Non-Traditional Occupation

Bloodborne Pathogens

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

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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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Estimated Program Cost 

Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Term 1

$

1,007

Books

$

198

 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $1,205

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Career Opportunities

Central Service Technician

Central Sterilization

Sterile Core Technician

Sterile Processing Technician

Surgical Care Technician

Graduate Employers

Marshfield Dental Center

Mayo Clinic Health System

Oakwood Hills Family Dental

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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$33K
Yearly Salary

Our recent Central Service Technician graduates reported an average starting salary of $33,417.

 

100%
Employed

100% of our recent Central Service Technician graduates got a job in the industry.

 

10
Regional Jobs

There are 10 job openings in the CVTC district for the Central Service Technician industry.

Transfer

Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Central Service Technician program.

Sample Courses

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.

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Admission Requirements

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