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Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program in Surgical Technology

Become a vital part of the operating room team

This Accredited Online program is available through Glendale Career College

Certification is an important step to maintain your career mobility and ensuring that you are not limited in your choice. To be a teacher in a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology program, you must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). In many areas of the country, employers only hired Certified Surgical Technologists. As the profession and public awareness of the occupation of surgical technologist grows, it will become a necessary step for individuals to demonstrate their competency.

The Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program in Surgical Technology is designed to assist non-certified currently practicing surgical technologists to obtain the educational background they need to be eligible to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist.

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Work Environment

Certified Surgical Technologists routinely find jobs working in:

  • Hospitals
  • Surgical centers
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices who perform outpatient surgery

Quick Facts about Surgical Technologists*

  • Employment of Surgical Technologists is projected to grow 15 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • About 70 percent of surgical technologists worked in hospitals in 2014. Some work in outpatient care centers or in offices of physicians who perform outpatient surgery.
  • Most Surgical Technologists work full time. Surgical technologists employed in hospitals may work or be on call during nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Surgical Technologists may also be required to work shifts lasting longer than 8 hours.
*Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm. More information, including median wages and the job outlook for Surgical Technologists in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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