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        Surgical Technology Programs

        Find out which of our schools offer training programs in the field of surgical technology.

        To learn more about institutional and/or programmatic accreditation please select the school you are interested in from the locations below.

        Houston, Texas
        Sanford-Brown College Houston
        Certificate in Surgical Technology
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        Sanford-Brown Institute Iselin
        Certificate in Surgical Technology
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        Sanford-Brown Institute Jacksonville
        Diploma in Surgical Technology
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        Surgical Technology Program Profile

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        Program Focus

        Our program aims to develop graduates who have the surgical technology skills necessary to keep procedures running smoothly, ensure the sterility of the operating room and instruments.

        Course topics include:

        • Surgical procedures and instruments
        • Anatomy, physiology, and biology
        • Introductory clinical pathology
        • Pharmacology and microbiology

        Student Life

        Students in our surgical technology training programs can benefit from the real-world perspective of our instructors, many of whom have experience in the fields they teach. Our curriculum also places emphasis on career-focused learning experiences that model the workplace.

        All schools have a Career Services department dedicated to helping students identify, clarify, and pursue their academic and professional goals.

        Finally, our schools’ Alumni Associations offer additional opportunities for students and graduates to make important connections—professional and personal.

        Field of Interest

        Surgical Technology
        Surgeons require skilled assistance in preparing for procedures and carrying them out. Surgical technology involves maintaining a sterile environment and instruments.

        • Key Traits: Hand strength and dexterity, emotional stability under pressure, methodical working habits
        • Education Required: Certificate/diploma or associate’s degree, certification and/or licensure. Certification and licensure requirements will vary by state*.
        • Where Surgical Technology Is Needed: Hospitals and outpatient medical or dental centers.

        Projected Growth Through 2018**:
        23,200 new jobs, or 25% growth rate nation-widei

        **All job growth figures are estimates and based on national projections. Local markets will vary.

        For licensure and/or registration requirements as controlled by the individual states where this program is offered, please click here.

        To learn more about what accreditation is, why it is important and details about certification and disclosure information for this and other CTU programs, please click here.

        iBureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Surgical Technologists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos106.htm (visited December 23, 2010)

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        *Source: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/insurg.htm

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        CEC schools do not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CEC schools but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CEC schools. Therefore, CEC schools cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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