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Surgical Technologist

The Surgical Technologist degree program is ideal for individuals who are meticulous and who desire to be part of a highly skilled team in a growing field. Students are prepared for entry-level positions assisting surgeons in the operating room while practicing the principles of asepsis, the state of being free of living pathogenic microorganisms. Responsibilities include preparation of equipment and supplies before, during and after surgery.

The Surgical Technology Certificate program is geared toward individuals who may already have an associate degree but desire to make a career change. Graduates of the certificate program also have the opportunity to continue their education and to complete the coursework needed for an associate degree. Both programs include clinical experiences in a variety of surgical centers and hospitals, providing students with valuable hands on experience in clinical settings.

Graduates are eligible to take the National Surgical Technologist Certifying examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, which, upon passing, makes them eligible to work in any state. CCAC’s Surgical Technologist Associate of Science Degree and Certificate programs boast a consistent 100% placement rate, with graduates entering careers with strong earning potential.

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“The Surgical Technologist Program at CCAC has been a crucial part of my growing career, and it is where my professional relationships began. This program prepares you from the start in the importance of professionalism and the role you play as a member of the surgical team. The structure of the lessons/labs and the way they are taught aligns perfectly with where we are at in clinical rotations. I would recommend this program above others to anyone who is interested in this growing field!” —Breanna B., Class of 2019

Surgical Technology Program at CCAC

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If you would like to learn more about this program, click on the link below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.

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