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Surgical Technology

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  • Course description
    Program Highlights
    Our Surgical Technology program prepares you to be an integral part of a medical team whose responsibility it is to exercise precise and harmonious procedures and practices in an operating room environment. Surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel to deliver the highest level of patient care.

    Learn

        * Medical terminology
        * Legal, moral and ethical aspects
        * Surgical procedures
        * Surgical techniques
        * CPR and First Aid


    Instruction also includes an extensive clinical rotation to give students hands-on experience in the surgical environment.

    Career Opportunities
    Well-trained Surgical Technologists are in high demand. You can expect to work in professional environments such as:

        * Hospital operating rooms
        * Physician's offices
        * Surgery centers
        * Emergency departments
        * Dental surgery offices
        * Delivery rooms


    Certifications Earned
    Graduates earn an Associate of Science degree, CPR certification, and are eligible to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) National Certification Exam.

    Programmatic Accreditation
    San Joaquin Valley College's Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST).

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