Surgical Technology

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SJVC’s Surgical Technology program teaches students the theory and application of sterile techniques, as well as human anatomy and therapeutic and diagnostic surgical procedures.

Train to become a surgical technologist at SJVC.

Students Will Learn
Throughout SJVC’s Surgical Technology program, students will learn how to:

  • • Properly assemble surgical instruments and equipment
  • • Create and maintain a sterile field
  • • Anticipate the surgeons needs during operation
  • • Provide pre, intra and post-operative care
  • • Safely handle and care for specimens

Program instructors are Certified Surgical Technologists with high levels of experience in the field. Students learn in a simulated operating room environment and participate in clinical rotations to gain direct experience in a medical/surgical environment.

Program Outcomes
Graduates will earn an Associate of Science degree, and can do so in as few as 15 months.

Graduates also earn 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.

Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of a surgeon in clean, brightly lit and relatively quiet environments. Surgical Technologists stand for most of the day and perform duties that require concentration for extended periods of time. They enjoy job stability, a good salary and consistent work schedule.

Surgical Technologists can expect to work in:

  • • Hospital operating rooms
  • • Out-patient surgery centers
  • • Plastic and reconstructive surgery centers
  • • Birthing Centers
  • • Oral surgery centers

SJVC’s Surgical Technology program is available at 2 of our California campuses:

Programmatic Accreditation
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).

If a degree in Surgical Technology sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, please complete SJVC’s Request Information form. An Admissions Advisor will contact you soon to discuss how you can reach your career goals with SJVC.
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Associate of Science Degree

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