Central Service Technology - Indian River State College
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Central Service Technology

The application for Summer 2022 will be available on January 3, 2022.

Become a certified registered Central Service Technician.

This six-month program provides the student with the technical ability, knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of the healthcare team in a hospital central sterile processing or material management department. The Central Service Technology program provides the student with a strong foundation in the essentials of healthcare, anatomy, physiology, medical language and microbiology. Specialty didactic, laboratory and clinical courses in central service technology prepare the student to become an entry-level central service technician and take the national certification exam.

Once You Complete the Program

Graduates earning the IRSC Central Service Technology certificate are able to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician national and international exams and seek employment with a hospital or outpatient surgery center.

Getting Started

Selection for the Central Service Technology program occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Review the program application book and expenses before applying.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Hurst, Program Director

Central Service Technology Information Sessions

Free information sessions are held periodically throughout the year. Upcoming sessions:

Applying to the Central Service Technology Program

The application for the Summer B 2022 program will be available after January 3, 2022.

Prior to beginning the application process:

  1. Read the Central Service Technology Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the Health Science Application for the Central Service Technology program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)

Begin Application

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Additional Program Information


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Academic Plan/Guided Pathway for Central Service Technology

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Central Service Technology Career Training

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