Program Description

Introduces the learner to the knowledge and skills required of an entry level central service technician. Cleaning, decontamination, packaging, sterilization of instrumentation and equipment, as well as methods of process monitoring will be emphasized. Learners will also review medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and microbiology as it applies to Central Service. This certificate includes both lecture and lab experiences.

Approximate Cost

Tuition: $491 , Books: $180

Starting Salary


Financial Aid

Not Available


Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Clean, decontaminate, package and sterilize instrumentation and equipment.


Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Central Services Technician


The Fundamentals of Central Services Certificate is a 3 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.