Skyline College Healthcare Program Presents: All healthcare open house
(No need to RSVP, just join us if you are able!)
Thursday, February 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Skyline College Building 7, Room 7104
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, California 94066
Central Service Technicians, also known as Sterile Processing Technicians, process
and distribute sterile equipment and other supplies throughout the medical facility.
In order to succeed as a Central Service Technician, students should be detail oriented,
organized and possess strong communication skills in order to effectively work with
medical facility patients and staff.
The Central Service Technology Program at Skyline College
The CST Program consists of three semesters including a classroom course, a skills
lab course, and an externship providing hands-on experience in a hospital setting.
The externship will be offered to those successfully completing the classroom and
lab classes. The hospital externship and the lab skills class are designed to provide
the number of clinical hours required by the International Association of Hospital
Central Service Materials Management to meet eligibility for taking the national certification
exam. Graduates will receive an industry recognized Certificate of Completion from
Skyline College, which qualifies the graduate to take the national exam.
Admission to the Central Service Technology Program is by Special Application only.
Central Services Technology offers an interesting work environment where medical facilities
rely on well-trained personnel to ensure all medical equipment is ready for optimal
patient care. According to the Mayo Clinic website, Central Service Technicians will only grow in demand while the volume of
surgeries increase. Average annual incomes in 2014 were $31,153.
Central Services Technicians can undertake further training and education to advance
to other health careers.
The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification
requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information
about a career that may interest you.