Click on the program offered below to learn more about it.
Please see an advisor for information regarding the program. The next class will begin January 2017.
A Central Sterile Service Technician is an allied health professional who works in the Central Supply and Sterile Processing department of a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. The Central Sterile Service Technician is responsible for the decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization and storage, handling and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and sterile medical supplies. Central Sterile Service Technicians practice infection control techniques to keep medical instruments and equipment safe and free from infectious diseases.
The Central Sterile Service Technician program is a one semester Certificate of Completion program. The program is 16 weeks in length, offered in the fall and spring semesters, and includes a combination of classroom and laboratory instruction. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician certification exam through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) or the Certified Registered Central Service Technician examination through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM).
Janice Lovekamp, BS, CST/CSFA, CSPDT, FAST
Program Director, Surgical Technology
217-786-4693 or 1-800-727-4161, ext 64693
Cynthia Maskey, PhD, CNE, RN
Dean, Health Professions Department
217-786-2436 or 1-800-727-4161, ext 62436