Surgical Technologist Pathway

Surgical technologists assist surgeons and nurses during life-saving operations, help care for and transfer patients, and—most importantly—ensure the surgical field is sterile before, during, and after procedures. The Surgical Technology Pathway Program is designed to prepare you with foundational knowledge in health sciences and fundamental professional skills for assisting during surgical procedures

The Education Fund has partnered with Concorde Career College to offer an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology upon successful completion of this program. This hybrid program includes classroom, hands-on laboratory instruction, and clinical training. In-person locations are offered in North Hollywood, San Bernardino and Aurora, Colorado.

The Importance of Surgical Technologists

Surgical technologists spend the day preparing operating rooms and assisting during surgical procedures. The primary duties of a surgical technologist include:

  • Preparing operating rooms for surgery and maintaining a sterile field to prevent infection.
  • Sterilizing equipment and stocking instrument trays for use during surgery.
  • Performing pre-operative care for patients, including washing incision areas.
  • Helping surgeons and nurses don gowns and other sterile protective equipment.
  • Passing instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons or nurses during procedures.
  • Gathering and preparing laboratory samples for processing.

Why become a Surgical Technologist?

 

  • The surgical technologist job market is expected to grow by 11.7% between 2016 and 2026.*
  • With experience and depending on the region, technicians can earn as much as $56 per hour.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Locations & Dates:

This intensive program requires your full-time commitment. It is recommended that candidates consider their schedule and availability before applying.

North Hollywood

7-Term Program (each term is 10 weeks).
March 22, 2021 – September 9, 2022 *
* Program length is dependent on transfer credits and course-load and may be subject to change.

 

  • GE courses: self-guided online
  • Surgical Technologist Course: in-person evening classes
  • Clinicals: in-person day shifts (April 22 — September 9, 2022)
  • Certification Exam eligibility (NCCT)
  • Not programmatically accredited

San Bernardino

6-Term Program (each term is 10-11 weeks).
March 22, 2021 – June 24, 2022 *
* Program length is dependent on transfer credits and course-load and may be subject to change.

 

  • GE courses: self-guided online
  • Surgical Technologist course: online classes
  • Clinicals: in-person day shifts (February — June 2022)
  • Programmatically accredited (CAAHEP)
  • Certification exam eligibility CST or NCCT

Aurora

7-Term Program (each term is 10 weeks).
March 22, 2021 – September 9, 2022 *
* Program length is dependent on transfer credits and course-load and may be subject to change.

 

  • GE courses: self-guided online
  • Surgical Technologist Course: In-person day classes
  • Clinicals: In-person day shifts (April 22 — September 9, 2022)
  • Certification Exam eligibility (CST or NCCT)
  • Programmatically accredited (CAAHEP)

Get started

If you’re interested, feel like you might be a good fit and are ready to get started, follow these steps:

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