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Surgical Technologist Programs at Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities offer Surgical Technologist degree and diploma programs.* You can earn a surgical technologist diploma in as little as 12 months. Just one additional year of study could earn you an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.*

Regardless of the surgical tech program you choose, elsewhere or at Everest, your education will be giving you the knowledge and skills today's health care industry demands

The Surgical Technologist Program Curriculum

If you enroll in Everest's 12-month Surgical Technologist diploma program, you'll have an opportunity to study:

Plus you will participate in mock surgery practicums.

The two-year Surgical Technology associate degree program covers all of the topics above, but also includes general academic courses like:

  • Computer Applications
  • Composition
  • Environmental Science
  • College Algebra
  • General Psychology
  • Oral Communications

At Everest, classes are small, so you can get the personal attention you may need. Instructors are Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) professionals so they know what today's employers expect of you. And the focus is on hands-on instruction. You learn by doing! Most of our students find this to be the most effective way to learn.

Program Accreditations

Accreditation is very important at Everest. Every Everest College, Institute and University and is institutionally accredited by one of a variety of accrediting bodies. Most of the Surgical Technologist programs are also accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Contact an Everest campus to find out more about specific institutional and programmatic accreditations.

Surgical Tech Opportunities

Surgical techs are usually employed in facilities where surgical procedures are performed. These include hospitals, out-patient surgery centers and private medical practices.

Nationally, job opportunities for surgical technologists are projected to increase 19 percent between 2010 and 2020.** Locally, surgical tech employment opportunities may vary depending on local marketing conditions.

*Note: Surgical Technologist degree and diploma programs and specific program content may vary by campus.
** Source: O*NET Online, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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