Surgical Technology Program at Seattle Central College

Surgical Technology
Program Overview

Certificate and Optional Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS–T) Degree

Do you enjoy science or want to work in a hospital operating room? Surgical Technology may be a great fit for you. Seattle Central College's Surgical Technology program emphasizes quality clinical practice and academic excellence. Upon completion of this program you will have the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist in healthcare and will be eligible to take the National Certification Exam.

Career Opportunities

Surgical Technologists work under the direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse as part of a healthcare team, and they are in significant demand throughout Washington state. Graduates work as surgical technologists in a multitude of healthcare settings such as:

  • Hospital operating rooms
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Private surgery clinics
  • Tissue procurement
  • Central supply processing
  • Medical equipment sales
  • Veterinary medicine

Areas of Study

During the program you will engage in coursework that develops your knowledge and ability to perform the responsibilities of a surgical technologist. You will study:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Surgical technology

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354
Web: caahep.org

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303.694.9262
Web: arcstsa.org


Contact Information

Surgical Technology Program
Allied Health Division
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room BE3210
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.4347 206.934.4347
AlliedHealth.Central@seattlecolleges.edu

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