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.
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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 (comprised Principles of Central Service Technician; Cleaning and Decontaminating Surgical Instruments; and Quality Control, Inventory, Equipment and Human Relations) focuses on requirements of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) and prepares you to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification exam. Successful completion of all 3 courses allows you to sit for the CST certification exam and earns you a certificate of completion from LaGuardia. (Courses must be taken in order.)
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.
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