The Central Services Technician program may be just the ticket if you are interested in working in a hospital or community-based surgery center. The program can be completed in two semesters, and financial aid is available for qualifying students.
Central services techs provide a valuable service by ensuring that all equipment used in the hospital is properly decontaminated and sterilized. The current average salary for these employees in Central Virginia is $13 to $17 an hour, and jobs in this high-demand field are expected to grow 17 percent over the next decade.*
*Sources: Economic Modeling Specialists Inc., Virginia Employment Commission, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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The Central Service Technician program is a two-semester program that prepares students for entry-level jobs processing instrumentation and equipment so it can be safely used in surgical procedures. Central Services is an excellent job opportunity for people who would like to work behind the scenes as support service in healthcare with little interaction with patients. For more information please attend an information session listed below or reach out to program director Adam Haas.
Information sessions will be held in the Keats Science Building, Room K107:
- April 25 at 2:00 p.m.
- May 8 at 12 p.m.
- June 4 at 10 a.m.
- July 17 at 4 p.m.
- August 1 at 12 p.m.
CSP is no longer a competitive admission program, and application for admission is no longer required. Students completing application for the Fall 2019 cohort will be accepted pending verification of perquisites. If you are interested in joining the Fall 2019 cohort, please contact Adam Haas or one of the admission counselors for enrollment in the program. There are limited seats available so students enrollment into the program will be based on a first come, first serve basis.
This program at PVCC is made possible by generous support from the UVA Health System and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.
Successful completion of clinical compliance documentation, including criminal background check, drug screening and immunization documentation, is required for clinical internships. Please contact division office for detailed information at " .