A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who has been specifically educated in asepsis, sterile technique, surgical procedures, and intraoperative patient care. You can become an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. The program teaches you the duties of using sterile technique, handling a variety of surgical instruments and supplies, and performing functions during surgery under the supervision of the surgeon.
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What do our students learn?
- Sterilize and prepare operating room for a variety of surgeries
- Stock, prepare and sterilize the necessary instruments and supplies for surgical procedures
- Use proper surgical instruments
- Assist surgeons during surgery
- Maintain a sterile environment
- Practice surgical procedures in the OR lab in preparation for clinical practice
- Perform surgical wound care
Why CEI's Surgical Technology program?
- Lowest cost in Idaho
- Work in unique surgical sites
- 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio
- Get over 500 clinical hours
- 91.7% Pass Rate on CST exam (2018)
- The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org)
How Long Will it Take?
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS):
- 2 full-time semester of qualifying prerequisites
- 2 full-time semesters in professional program (10 months)
Where are our graduates working?
- All regional hospitals
- Physician's offices
- Surgical centers
- Sales companies
82.36% - Average placement for graduates over the past five years
How much do our graduates make?
Over the last five years, our graduates started out averaging $27,809 to $48,048*
(Based on a 2080-hour work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment)
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