Central Sterile Service Technician


Central Sterile Service Technicians are members of healthcare teams responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging, and sterilizing reusable surgical instruments or devices that are essential for patient safety in a healthcare facility.

the number of courses in the Central Sterile Service Technician program.

Central Sterile Service Technicians are vital in preventing infection in a healthcare setting. The program develops in students the skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment and become contributing members of the healthcare team.

A Quality Education

The campus laboratories in the Central Sterile Service Technician program replicate real healthcare settings, allowing students to practice within a controlled environment, using the same medical equipment as local hospitals.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Central Sterile Service Technician, Sterile Processing Technician, Central Service Technician, Medical Equipment Preparer


12 Months

if Full Time

2 Semesters10 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

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+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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Central service technicians work behind the scenes in a constantly changing, fast-paced environment. Though they play a vital role in preventing infection, technicians have very little direct patient contact.

Bill Hammer, Professor, Health Careers
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How Do I Get Into the Central Sterile Service Technician Program?

Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how you get started in a career as a Central Sterile Service Technician in as little as six months.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school courses in English, three years of biological science, two years of math, and communications are beneficial.
  5. Applicants will need to place into ENGL 095.

What Can I Expect As a Central Sterile Service Technician Student?

Additional Opportunities

Innovative Bridge to Health Careers

The Innovative Bridge to Health Careers Program is an 8-week program that will engage participants in training designed to introduce and academically prepare them for entry into the various health science career paths.

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How Am I Going to Manage This?


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