Central Service Technology

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02347)

Designed for students interested in a career as a Central Service Technician (CST). CSTs work in the central service unit in hospitals or the operating room sterilizing and packaging surgical instruments. Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to apply for national certification.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of this certificate program, the students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate their thoughts, concerns and suggestions regarding care and management of perioperative instruments and operative packs for the patient in the surgical setting.
  • Upon completion of this certificate program, the students will demonstrate the ability to analyze, discuss and resolve issues surrounding the role and function of the central service technician in the surgical setting.
  • Upon completion of this certificate program, the students will demonstrate proficiency in maintaining intrapersonal relationships in the multicultural workplace setting.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
ST 10A CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY 4.5
ST 10B CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY 3.5
 Units8
Second Semester
ST 10C CENTRAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM 3.5
 Units3.5
 Total Units11.5