Central Service Technician
6-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 30-534-1
Central service technicians provide patient care services in the healthcare facility by maintaining the equipment and supplies used in hospital and clinical settings. Learn the principles, procedures and skills needed to process, package, sterilize and distribute tools and equipment used in surgery and other patient care areas.
How Long It Will Take
Full-time students can complete this program in one semester.
You can begin this program in the fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom setting. Some hybrid/online courses are available.
What Makes This Program Unique
- We offer courses for both day (fall) and evening (spring) completion options.
- Students can gain a credential in a short period of time.
- After completing 400 hours of on-the-job experience, graduates are able to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.
- Current employees in the field can complete this program and then take the IAHCSMM certification exam.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page. Please note, you will need to complete a background check in order to begin core courses.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete placement assessment (Reading only).
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2021 Start
- Submit application by March 1, 2021
- Complete checklist items by April 5, 2021
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by January 5, 2021
- Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021
Summer 2021 Start
- This program cannot be started in summer.
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program does not qualify for financial aid.
Questions? Contact your program advisor.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$31,000 – $44,000 annually
Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
Central service technicians work independently and as part of a team. If you have an interest in the medical field, are an active listener, detail-oriented team player with a penchant for organization, this may be a career to explore.
- Central Service Technician
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- Processing Technician
- Supply Processing Technician
- Medical Equipment Preparer