Course of Study CST

The Central Service Technician program covers the primary responsibilities of the technician and provides the knowledge necessary to be successful in this important field.

The course will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Infection control
  • Disinfection and sterilization procedures
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Packaging and management of patient care supplies and equipment.

The complete program is 550 hours. The 150-hour coursework incorporates classroom and laboratory learning activities and resources. Students will then be eligible to take the HSPA certification examination for Certified Central Service Technician. The program concludes with a 400-hour clinical internship within a local health care facility.

The classroom hours will be Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm. The 400 clinical hours will be arranged when you are enrolled.

Prerequisites: High school diploma or equivalent, two business references, personal interview, and completed physical examination.