Central Service Technician Program Starting at SUNY Corning Community College in March 2021

The Central Service Technician (Sterile Processing Technician) is responsible for decontaminating, sterilizing, assembling, storing and distributing medical devices and equipment needed for patient care, especially during surgery.

This program focuses on requirements of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management. Successful completion of the course allows students to take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician certification exam and earns a certificate of completion from SUNY CCC.

Students will learn to:

  1. Clean, decontaminate, disinfect, and sterilize equipment based on industry standard using steam and sterrad sterilizers. 
  2. Properly prepare and package both contaminated and sterilized surgical sets into individualized packages. 
  3. Use proper procedures and the sterilizer functions. 
  4. Proper handling techniques and inventory management in sterile storage along with proper documentation and recording-keeping. 
  5. Properly handle and disinfect Patient Care Equipment. 
  6. Demonstrate the importance of customer relations with patients and hospital staff.

The IAHCSMM Certified Registered Central Service Technician Certification is composed of the exam and successfully completing 400 hours of onsite, hands-on experience. SUNY CCC will coordinate a clinical site but students are responsible for completing the 400 hours and getting appropriate signatures. 

Classes usually run Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm (90 hours of instruction). Certification to be a Central Service Technician (CST) in New York State.

Instructor: Robert Henderson II

robert henderson will teach the central services technician class at suny cccThe CST course will be taught by Robert Henderson II. Henderson has worked as a CST at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, for the past seven years and as a Floor Technician two years prior.

Before he began his career at Guthrie, Henderson was a Petty Officer 3rd class, Logistics Specialist, US Navy, stationed in San Diego, for five years. A graduate of Towanda (PA) High School, Henderson is a recent SUNY CCC graduate and is pursuing a degree in Elementary Education at Alfred University.

Cost: $1,300
Includes 1 exam voucher and textbook.  A $200 value!

Contact: 607-936-5501 or ilearn@corning-cc.edu

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