Rowan College at Gloucester County

Central Service Technician

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Are you looking for a new and exciting career in Healthcare? If so, train to become a Central Service Technician. 

As a Central Service Technician, you will provide vital support in all patient care services and be responsible for knowing all of the tools used in an operating room, as well as sterilizing and packaging instruments used during surgery. Our training program will provide you with 120 hours of instruction and a 400 hour externship opportunity. You will learn principles of cleaning and processing equipment, methods of sterilization and disinfection, packaging and storage, maintenance of equipment, inventory control, basic surgical instrument identification and more. 

New Jersey Department of Health standards require certification for everyone working in sterile processing. Upon successful completion, you will be a Registered Central Service Technician (R.C.S.T.) with the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM). You will be eligible for permanent certification after completing 400 hours of experience and passing the IAHCSMM certification examination.