Industry certification, IHE Certificate of Completion
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Instructional Program (CIP)
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.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
WIOA Approved Program
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry Campus
1 - Statewide
Name of Credential
Certified Registered Central Service Technician
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
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?
Yes - IAHCSMM/HSPA
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$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