Hospital Central Service

Hospital Central Service

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Program Overview

Hospital Central Service technology involves providing service support for patient care in a hospital setting. This occupation provides an entry-level opportunity to begin a career in healthcare.

A Central Service Technician's responsibilities include:

  • Providing vital patient care services support in a healthcare facility
  • Knowing all of the tools used in an operating room
  • Sterilizing and packaging instruments used during surgery
  • Decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, storing and distributing medical devices and supplies used in patient care

Manual dexterity is an essential skill needed by technicians. Tasks must be performed quickly and proficiently, especially when handling instruments.

Technicians use written and verbal communication skills to interact with nurses, surgical technologists and the surgical support team in order to provide the best possible patient care.

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Program Locations

Washington Campus 

Job Titles

Medical Equipment Preparers**

Program Cost

Certificate of Completion in Hospital Central Service Technology:  $3,202 - $4,000*

Median Salary

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Consumer Info: Hospital Central Service Technology


* Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on the 2016-2017 tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

** For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, as well as wage and employment trend information.

Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates



Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

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Caroline Delgado
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8183
Lucy Granillo
Healthcare Program Advisor
(602) 286-8185
Susan Tome, R.N, MS, CNOR
Program Director, Hospital Central Services, Program Director, Surgical Technology for the Operating Room Nurse, Program Director, Surgical Technologists
(602) 286-8515
Brandy Thompson, R.N., BSN, M.Ed., CNOR, CST
Faculty and Clinical Coordinator, Hospital Central Services, Surgical Technology, Surgical Technology for the Operating Room Nurse
(602) 286-8516