Certified Central Service Technician Sterile Processing

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Sterile Processing Technology/Technician. 511012


This program is designed for those working in or desiring employment in central service. The central service technician is responsible for the procurement of surgical supplies and equipment. Central service technicians provide support to all patient care services in healthcare facilities. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery. Students will study theories on disinfection, cleaning and decontamination, infection prevention and control; sterilization processes; regulations and standards; safety; inventory management; and professional communication. Upon completion of the program and 400 internship hours, students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM)/HSPA. Tuition includes textbook, background check, drug screen, certification exam, supplies, and internship/clinical lab experience. *Internship/clinical experience included (hours may vary from course schedule).                           

Minimum 10.0 grade-level equivalent in Reading required.




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Delaware Technical Community College- Terry - Non-Credit

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Campus

Local WIB

1 - Statewide

Name of Credential

Certified Registered Central Service Technician

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

For full refund consideration, your request must be received 72 hours prior to the first course start time. Details can be found on our website.


Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


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Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$145.00 2

Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Other Fees

$112.00 background/drug screen

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$75.00 Gowns, face shields, shoe covers, gloves, wraps, test kits

Total In-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2011.00Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
$18.38 per hour
Required Certification: IAHCSMM/HSPA

Provider Status



100 Campus Drive, Dover, Delaware 19904

Phone Number

(302) 857-1500

Fax Number

(302) 857-1539

Last Updated

Jun 16, 2023


Jul 07, 2017


Jul 01, 2024

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