Gain skills for preparing patients, instruments and the operating field for surgical procedures.
Learn by completing 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.
Complete your degree in as few as 17 months* of study at our Miramar campus.
Surgical technologists keep the operating room safe and organized. It’s their responsibility to make sure the surgical field is sterile, and to ensure that surgeons and surgical assistants have all the instruments and materials they need.
In Concorde’s surgical technology program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions in the OR. The program combines classroom instruction, practice in the labs and clinical rotationsᶛᶛ in real-world health care facilities.
Surgical Technology Degree Curriculum
Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a surgical technologist in as few as 17 months.* When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists as sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).†
Blended Learning Format
Gain more control over your schedule while you earn your surgical tech degree with our blended-format program. You’ll complete general education coursework and some of your surgical tech theory coursework through our convenient online learning environment. This makes it possible for you to focus on hands-on learning when you’re on campus.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Surgical Technology Theory
- Surgical Technology Lab
- Surgical Procedures
- Surgical Technology Clinical Review
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.