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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Central Processing Technology Certificate

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Division of Health Sciences

Fall, Spring, And Summer Semester Starts; Evenings

The goal of this program is to prepare graduates for a rewarding career in hospitals, physician and dental offices, biotech and veterinary hospitals, and surgical centers. Lecture and Laboratory classes occur in the evening. Clinical experiences take place in the late afternoon and early evening. Central services is the “hub” of the medical care environment especially in those health care agencies performing surgical procedures and need equipment that is sterile, packed correctly, and delivered on time to the operating room. Central Service Technicians also provide critical services to all departments, healthcare professionals and patients.

Graduates are prepared to take the International Certification Exam offered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM), whose primary role is to provide education and certification to Central Service and Material Management professionals.

Program Learning Outcomes

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Admission Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent, or Associate Degree or higher

Upon acceptance into the Central Processing Technology program, students are expected to attend a New Student program-specific orientation. Students accepted to the program are required to obtain certain immunization and health records and submit documentation thereof by published deadlines which are program-specific and determined by clinical rotation start dates. A complete list of the required immunizations can be found on Division of Health Sciences’ web pages of the MassBay website by clicking the link,  ”Health and Background Check Requirements Immunization requirements are in accordance with clinical site requirements and Massachusetts state law. If the student does not meet the initial published deadline, s/he will not attend the clinical rotation.

For more information about the costs of this program and employment opportunities after completion, please visit our gainful employment page here: Central Processing Technology


Applicants to the Central Processing Technology program are required to attend a recent information session.  Times and dates for these sessions can be located at Information Session Schedule

credits: 4

Total Credits: 4

A grade of C or higher is required in the Principles of Central Processing Technology course.

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