Become nationally certified in medical equipment sterilization and begin a career in this high-demand healthcare service field, projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations from 2014 to 2024.
The Central Service Technician (CST), or Central Sterile Technician, is responsible for decontaminating, sterilizing, assembling, storing and distributing medical devices and equipment needed for patient care, especially during surgery.
This 3-course program focuses on requirements of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) and prepares you to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification exam. Successful completion of all three courses allows you to take the certification exam and earns you a certificate of completion from LaGuardia. You may take the courses in any order, or you may take just one course.
Please note that students need to find a facility and complete a 400-hour internship in order to earn their full Central Service Technician industry certification.
Tue 1/23/2018 1/23/2018 6:00-9:30 $0 A05STL000A
Tues & Thurs 4/3/2018 5/1/2018 6:15-9:15 $409 A05STL002A
Sat 4/7/2018 5/12/2018 9:00-1:30 $409 A05STL002B
Tues & Thurs 5/8/2018 6/5/2018 6:15-9:15 $409 A05STL003A
Sat 5/19/2018 6/30/2018 9:00-1:30 $409 A05STL003B
Discounts and waivers apply to all courses except those designated ND.