Surgical Technologist Program
The Surgical Technologist Program will prepare students to become an integral part of the surgical team in a variety of perioperative settings. Students will develop an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, and safe and effective conditions required for surgery. Through laboratory and hands-on practice, they will learn procedures for creating and maintaining sterile conditions, setting up the operating room, and the preparation of equipment and instruments in advance of surgery. They will also study medical law and ethics, communication skills and health psychology, in order to be capable of delivering patient-centered care.
As a health professional whose primary duty is assisting and attending the surgeon, a surgical technologist usually works under pressure – with focused concentration, speed and accuracy – for extended periods of time. The integrative approach at Swedish Institute will prepare students in our Surgical Technologist Program to work in this important field while caring for themselves as well as for their patients.
Completing the Surgical Technologist Program
The Surgical Technologist Program takes full-time students 18 months to complete, and admitted its first class of students in October 2011. There are, as yet, no graduates. When available, information about the percentage of graduates who complete the program within the normal time frame will be posted here, as well as reported annually to our accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Surgical Technologist Careers
The Surgical Technologist Program is a 94.50 quarter-credit hour program. Graduates of the program earn an Associate in Occupational Studies Degree with a concentration in surgical technology.
Graduates may work in a variety of settings, such as hospital surgical department, outpatient surgical centers, physician's offices, and ambulatory surgical centers, as well as in the private sector in medical sales, product development and education.
- Find out more about the profession of surgical technologist (SOC code 29.2055).
- Find out more about the skills of a surgical technologist from the U. S. Department of Labor's O*net.
As this program has no graduates yet, there is no job placement rate. Once that information is available, it will be posted here, as well as reported to our accrediting body, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
The total tuition for the Surgical Technologist Program, if completed with the normal time frame, is $29,000.
- Fees are approximately $2,270
- Clinical fees are approximately $1,500.
- Textbooks and supplies are approximately $1,500.
- For a list of all fees see Tuition and Fees.
- Room and board are not offered.
Financing Your Surgical Technologist Education
Students pay for their tuition in a number of ways, including loans, grants, private loans and a payment plan offered through the school. Since the Surgical Technologist Program is new, information about students' median debt is not yet available. When it becomes available, it will be provided here, as well as to the Department of Education.
Our U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education identification number (OEPID) is 02170000.