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Searching for a Quality Surgical Tech School?

If you're looking for a surgical tech school that can prepare you for a rewarding career in health care, you can't do better than Everest. One of the largest educators of health care professionals in America, Everest offers a Surgical Technologist diploma program that can be completed in as little as one year. We also offer a Surgical Technologist associate degree program you can finish in as little as two years. Every year, thousands of Everest graduates go on to establish careers in hospitals, doctors' offices, clinics, outpatient surgery centers and other health care facilities.

Our surgical technologist curriculum is intense and comprehensive. Depending on the program you choose, you'll have a chance to study:

  • Strategies for Health Care Professional Success
  • Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Surgical Pharmacology
  • Surgical Technology I & II
  • Surgical Procedures I & II Mock Surgeries
  • Clinical Rotations I & II
  • Surgical Technologist Certification Exam Review

You will also get the opportunity to participate in mock surgery practicums.

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

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

Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Associations

Surgical tech societies or associations exist to provide students and professionals career advancement and networking opportunities. And as a group of professionals, many of these societies serve to elevate and standardize the industry through continuing education and certification programs.

Here are several national surgical assistant associations* that may be of interest:

*Local chapters and associations are listed on the regional pages below.

Find a Surgical Tech School Near You

The Everest school system includes nearly 100 school campuses across the United States and Canada. More than a half dozen of our campuses offer surgical technologist training. To find a school with the Surgical Technologist program near you, contact one or more of the schools listed below, which are sorted alphabetically by state, then region.

The quickest way to request information about any of the surgical tech schools listed is to also fill out the form on this page!

Training to be a surgical tech at an Everest school can be a springboard for more advanced health care career training like nursing, which is also offered at numerous Everest schools throughout the U.S.

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