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Central Service Technician (2017-2018)

Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program code: 30-534-1

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Central service technicians are essential for maintaining the quality of medical products that are processed, packaged and sterilized at a hospital or clinic. These products range from hospital equipment to surgical instruments that are needed in operating rooms, emergency rooms, labor and delivery, and patient rooms. The program’s courses are offered in traditional and blended (online and in-classroom) formats.


Career Outlook

Employment opportunities are available in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply aseptic principles using universal precautions and sterilization methods
  • Prepare and know the specific uses of equipment and supplies utilized for patient care
  • Maintain a safe work environment that conforms to industry standards while demonstrating knowledge of the role of the central service technician
  • Recognize the importance of confidentiality in the healthcare setting


Admission Requirements  — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process.

The following also are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level biology
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • Criminal background check
  • Medical records required after acceptance

Possible Careers
Central Service Technician
Distribution Technician
Sterile Processing Technician


Related Program
Surgical Technology

Start Dates: August/January


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students





(1) CSTECH-302

Central Service Fundamentals




(1) CSTECH-303

Central Service Clinical Practice




(1) HEALTH-101

Medical Terminology




(1) HEALTH-107

Digital Literacy for Healthcare








Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated November 2017.