Program Facts

Gain skills for preparing patients, instruments and the operating field for procedures.

Learn by completing 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.

Complete your degree in as few as 14 months of study.

Program Overview

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 nurses 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 rotations 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 14 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).

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Surgical Technology Theory
  • Surgical Technology Lab
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Review
  • 1.4%

    Unemployment Rate for surgical technologists according to U.S. News & World Report

  • 9%

    National Job Growth projected from 2018-2028

  • 15%

    Job Growth in California projected from 2018-2028

Job
Outlook

As demand for health care rises, so should the number of surgical procedures. That likely means more job openings for surgical technologists.