Thursday – October 17, 2019

Central Service Technician (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program code: 30-534-1

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Central service technicians are essential for maintaining the quality of medical products that are processed, packaged and sterilized at a hospital or clinic. These products range from hospital equipment to surgical instruments that are needed in operating rooms, emergency rooms, labor and delivery, and patient rooms.

The program’s courses are offered in traditional and blended (online and in-classroom) formats.


Career Outlook

Employment opportunities are available in hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply principles of infection control in the role of the Central Service Technician
  • Decontaminate instruments and equipment
  • Prepare instruments, equipment and supplies
  • Apply sterilization techniques
  • Perform inventory control and distribution
  • Function as an ethical, legal, and professional member of the healthcare team


Admission Requirements  — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process.

The following also are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level biology
  • Criminal background check
  • Medical records required after acceptance

Possible Careers
Central Service Technician
Distribution Technician
Sterile Processing Technician


Related Program
Surgical Technology

Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Sixteen-Week Term
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students








  Central Service Fundamentals






  Central Service Clinical Practice






  Medical Terminology






  Digital Literacy for Healthcare









Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2019.