Central Service Technician

6-credit Technical Diploma

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With the ever-expanding technological advancements in medical supplies, instrumentation, devices and equipment, highly trained individuals are needed in the field of central service. Central service technicians provide support to all patient care services in the healthcare facility. In the Central Service Technician program, learn the principles, procedures and skills needed to maintain the quality of medical products that are processed, packaged and sterilized by a hospital. These products, which include everything from thermometers to surgical instruments, are used in emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, patient rooms and surgical suites.

  • Prepare for jobs such as central service technician, instrument technician, processing technician or supply processing technician.
  • Advance to positions of chief technician or supervisor with experience and training
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $37,000-$38,000
    • Average Salary: $37,640
    • Median Salary: $37,640
    • Average Hourly Wage: $18.11
    • Three-year Average Salary: $30,596

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 501-107 Intro to Healthcare Computing2  
 534-301 Princ of CS Proc & Dist4  
 
Total Semester Credits
6
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

501-107 Intro to Healthcare Computing 2

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Central Service Technician. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.