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Train for a role on the team that can save lives. Surgical Technology has higher than average projected job growth—projected at 15% between 2016 and 2026*. This program helps you build both the skills and the confidence graduates rely on to achieve school certifications and build careers in this exciting field.
At American Career College, our Associate of Occupational Science degree in Surgical Technology is designed to prepare you to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The American Career College Surgical Technology program is designed to equip you with the skills you'll need to begin a rewarding career. The class curriculum focuses on the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains necessary to prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors and nurses during surgical procedures.
Surgical Technologists are responsible for many important tasks assisting in the care of surgical patients, including these duties:
After successfully completing the school's Surgical Technology program, you will be eligible to take the certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The goal of our school's program is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin your career as a certified surgical technologist.*
*ACC cannot guarantee employment.
Surgical Technologists generally work in a hospital setting, assisting surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesiologists during surgical operations. In your Surgical Technology program at American Career College, you will participate in actual surgical procedures and direct patient care in the STSR role in a variety of areas, including preoperative, intra-operative, and postoperative patient care.
Upon successful completion of the school's program, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions and be ready to interview for employment in:
A few interesting statistics* about Surgical Technology careers:
Many area employers are very familiar with the quality of ACC's healthcare training programs and our school's track record for preparing confident, qualified professionals for rewarding careers. Our graduates have been hired by:
This class curriculum is divided into eight 10-week quarters,each of which includes prescribed subjects or studies that build upon each other. Clinical experience in hospital settings is also required for successful completion of the school's program, and these clinical rotations, which begin in quarter seven, comprise 600 hours.
In addition to general education courses, core courses in American Career College's Surgical Technology program include:
Other core courses in this program include:
Once you have completed your American Career College training and earned your associate's degree, you'll be ready to pursue exciting career opportunities.
As an entry-level Surgical Technologist, your day-to-day responsibilities* may include:
A commitment to your career can result in the ongoing development of your skills and increased opportunities for advancement. Even after you start your career, American Career College's Career Services team will remain committed to providing you with the resources, support and personalized assistance you need to keep your career on the fast track.
Source: California Employment Development
"I had always been interested in medicine, but I didn't want to deal with the drama of applying to even a community college. Now, I'm a trained Surgical Technician!"