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Give your career an adrenaline rush and check out CVTC’s Surgical Technologist program. You can earn your technical diploma in one year and start your career.
CVTC's surgical tech training will give you the following skills:
Surgical technologists are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners that provide surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Your training will include both classroom and hands-on clinical practice. When you complete this program, you will be awarded a diploma as a surgical technologist and will take the national Surgical Technologist Certification examination.
The Surgical Technologist program is a member of and accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
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35 Credit Technical Diploma
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Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.
Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.
This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.
All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.
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Estimated Total: $6,909*
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These are a few of the courses you will take in the Surgical Technologist program.
Students develop skills in identifying basic instrumentation, supplies, drains, catheters, dressings, and sponges.
Surgical Procedures A
Examines the pathophysiology diagnostic interventions and surgical interventions for a variety of surgical procedures.
Discusses care of the patient before, during, and after surgery with emphasis on surgical wounds, wound closure materials, and vital signs. Includes lecture and lab experiences.
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CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.
75% of our recent Surgical Technologist graduates got a job in the industry.
Our recent Surgical Technologist graduates reported an average starting salary of $48,518.
There are 16 job openings in the CVTC district for the Surgical Technologist industry.
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Our instructors are very personable. You can’t get any better than the instructors we have here. They definitely want you to succeed. I call it a little family. We’re always spending time together with study group and bowling nights.
–Taylor, Surgical Technologist student
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This Surgical Technologist Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education is Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. View accreditation information.
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