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Central Service Technician (Arizona)

Program description

Students enrolled in the GateWay Community College Hospital Central Service Technician Program may complete their rotation at Mayo Clinic during the final phase of their education.

The Central Service Program takes place only during Spring Semester at Gateway Community College.

Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS) coordinates this training experience in conjunction with GateWay. The length of the rotation is flexible and depends upon the GateWay program guidelines and requirements.


Mayo Foundation is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Higher Learning Commission.

  • Higher Learning Commission
    30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
    Chicago, IL 60602-2504
    • Phone (toll-free): 1-800-621-7440
    • Phone: 312-263-0456
    • Fax: 312-263-7462

Affiliated institution

To complete a rotation with Mayo School of Health Sciences, you must be enrolled in the Hospital Central Service Technician program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix. For more information or to enroll in the program, please contact:


Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix is part of Mayo Clinic Arizona, which also includes Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Thousands of surgeries are performed each year at Mayo Clinic Hospital, ranging from straightforward and routine to emergent and highly complex. Surgical procedures include general, neurologic, gynecologic, cardiac, orthopedic, trauma/critical care and urologic, in addition to organ transplants. Central Services provides essential support to the Department of Surgery, helping to ensure the highest-quality patient care. The vast number and type of surgeries, in combination with our highly educated faculty, make Mayo Clinic an ideal educational setting for you to receive your central service training.

Mayo Clinic Arizona opened in 1987 as a premier academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where advanced programs in medical research and education support the highest-quality patient care.

The Scottsdale campus is centered around a beautiful five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains an eye and dermatology center, full-service laboratory, pharmacy, patient education library, an endoscopy suite and a 188-seat auditorium for patient, staff and student education programs. Services in more than 66 medical and surgical disciplines are provided, including programs in cancer treatment and organ transplantation.

The Scottsdale campus offers excellent education facilities, including classrooms, lecture halls, an extensive library and computer lab. The Samuel C. Johnson Research Center, a 75,000-square-foot building, houses scientists, trainees and students focused on molecular genetics, molecular immunology, molecular and cell biology, molecular chemistry and surgical research.

On the Phoenix campus, the state-of-the-art 205-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, which opened in 1998, is the first hospital entirely designed and built by Mayo. It has been recognized as "the Best Hospital in Phoenix" several times by Phoenix magazine.

Graduation and certification

Upon successful completion of your Hospital Central Service Technician Program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, School of Health Sciences. After completing your central service rotations, you will receive a certificate from Gateway Community College.

Upon completion of the program and 400 hours of hands-on experience, you are eligible to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Services Material Management (IAHCSMM)Certified Central Service Technician Examination.


For the majority of the rotation, your learning schedule will include eight-hour days, two to five days per week.

Class size

Each year, Mayo School of Health Sciences accepts three to five students from GateWay for their Central Service rotations at Mayo Clinic Hospital. This ensures you will receive close one-on-one instruction and a comprehensive educational experience.

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