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Surgical Technologist


Are you a detail-oriented person looking for a rewarding health career? Would you like a job where you can make a real difference in a patient’s life? If you think you would thrive in the fast-paced world of a hospital operating room, consider a career as a surgical technologist!

Surgical technologists serve as key members of the medical team assisting surgeons in the operating room. Surgical techs must be able to think on their feet, keep cool under pressure and work well as team players.

This program prepares you to go straight to work as a surgical technologist and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Degrees or Certificates in the Surgical Technologist Program
El Centro College

This certificate can be completed in 15 months by a full-time student, but may take longer if you are also working. The national certification exam is administered in the final week before graduation.