What is a certified surgical technologist?
Surgeons are only as good as their supporting staff, which includes certified surgical technicians, providing medical assistance in the operating room. The certified surgical technicians oversee a variety of responsibilities before, during and after surgery, including preparing and sterilizing equipment, assisting surgeons, managing instruments and supplies during during surgery, caring for surgical patients, suturing incisions and much more.
At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.
- Earn your Surgical Technology associates degree in two years.
- Learn from field-experienced instructors.
- Gain valuable hands-on experience before you graduate.
- Complete your degree at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
- Start now! New classes begin in the fall and spring semester.
Careers in Surgical Technology
The health care industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving medical needs. As a result, careers in fields like surgical technology continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.
This profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, surgical technologists earned a median annual wage of $41,790 in May 2012.
Our program achieved national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) National Certification Examination, which allows the use of the title "Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
If you would like to explore this opportunity within health care, apply today!