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Interested in a front-line support role in surgical medicine? Learn what it takes to become a critical member of any surgery team—earn an Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology from The College of Health Care Professions.

Operating rooms can be hectic, confusing places. From sterilizing equipment to stocking supplies to working with doctors and nurses during medical procedures, surgical techs make sense of it all. This fast-paced associate degree program can help you gain the skills and knowledge necessary to take and pass the Certified Surgical Technologist exam.

Opportunities abound for surgical techs, especially those qualified with a degree program. You could find yourself specializing in different fields, including OB-GYN, orthopedics and reconstructive surgery units. Surgical technologists can be found in hospitals, surgery centers, in private practice and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics* estimates a 7 percent increase in the number of surgical technologists from 2019 - 2029—almost twice the 3.7 percent projected growth rate of for all occupations total.

Earn your associate degree in a year and a half—just 80 weeks.

Educational Program

  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Fundamentals of Aseptic Techniques
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology I & II
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Procedures I& II
  • Law, Ethics and Professionalism
  • Technological Sciences
  • Clinical I & II

Potential Occupations

  • General/ENT/Urology
  • Ob-GYN/CV/Neurology
  • Orthopedic/Laser
  • Plastic/ Reconstructive

CHCP, Founded by physicians, has been educating students for allied health careers for 30 years.

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