Central Sterile Service Technician

At a Glance

Ensuring sterile medical equipment for patient health and infection control.

In 16 weeks you can receive the needed training to sit for an exam to become a central sterile service technician, who plays a vital role in hospital and ambulatory surgery centers. For patient health and infection control, medical professionals need sterile and functioning surgical instruments. Central sterile service technicians are responsible for the decontamination, preparation, packaging, sterilization and storage, handling and distribution of reusable surgical instrumentation and sterile medical supplies. LLCC’s program includes a combination of classroom instruction and laboratory experience. Classes are offered in fall and spring semesters.

Students must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate proficiency of college level reading
  • Hold a degree at a bachelor’s level or above
  • Have achieved grades of a C or better in a college-level English course (EGL 101, its equivalent or above) from any accredited college or university
  • Have earned an ACT score of 22 or higher in reading
  • Have earned an SAT score of 480 or higher in writing/reading