Healthcare Central Service Technology Courses

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HCST 100|Foundations of Central Service

6 Credits

This course is designed to prepare students for entry-level opportunities within the central service and material management setting. Fundamentals of sterile processing are discussed in the context of today's diverse perioperative environment. Students learn basic technical concepts within the scope of the central service department. Topics include supply chain management, purchasing and inventory management concepts, recommended standards of practice for instrument and equipment processing, safety regulations, and the impact of effective customer service on quality patient care.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Healthcare Central Service Technology program.

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HCST 150|Central Service Clinical

12 Credits

This course provides students the opportunity to apply central service and material management concepts within the context of a clinical internship. Students perform technical skills within the scope of the central service department. Skills include cleaning and disinfecting medical devices, preparing items for sterilization, inspecting and assembling surgical instrumentation, operating sterilization equipment, and storing surgical equipment and supplies.


Prerequisite: HCST 100 and HSCI 147, both with a 2.0 or better.

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