The Central Services Technology Program prepares graduates for employment in hospitals,
outpatient surgery centers and private industry. Central Service Technicians, also
known as Sterile Processing Technicians, process and distribute sterilized equipment
and other supplies throughout the medical facility.
Certification Eligibility Requirements: Central Service Technician Program using the Core Curriculum of the International
Association of Hospital Central Service Materials Management and which requires 400
hours of clinical practice. For more information, visit www. iahcsmm.org.
Central Service Technology has certification but does not have an accreditation body.
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM)
213 West Institute Place, Suite 307
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone: (800) 962-8274
Fax: (312) 440-9474
ADMISSION PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
Students are admitted into the program only once each year. The program will typically
start in fall session and complete at the end of the following spring semester. Admission
to the Central Service Technology Program is by special application only. Special
application forms are available from the Science, Math, Technology Division Office
and the College website. See application for submission dates. Applicants who have
previously applied, and wish to reapply, must submit new application materials. Selection
of students is based on criteria approved by the Skyline College Administration and
consistent with State regulations.
Communication in the health care setting is an important component. It is recommended
that applicants be eligible for ENGL 846. Prior to starting classes, students admitted
to the program are required to complete a satisfactory physical examination, immunization
documentation verifying freedom of communicable disease, a social security referenced
background check, and drug test. All courses must be taken in sequence. A minimum
grade of "C" is required in all Central Service Technology courses.
For further information on the Central Service Technology Program, please call 738-4221