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Are you a detail-oriented person looking for a rewarding health career? Would you like a job where you can make a real difference in a patient’s life? If you think you would thrive in the fast-paced world of a hospital operating room, consider a career as a surgical technologist.

Surgical technologists serve as key members of the medical team assisting surgeons in the operating room. They must be able to think on their feet, keep cool under pressure and work well as team players.

This program prepares you to go straight to work as a surgical technologist and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

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Degrees or Certificates in the Surgical Technologist Program

El Centro College

Surgical Technologist Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, a five-semester program that can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student. The first semester is the Health Occupations Core Curriculum which consists of general education and health occupations core courses, all of which are completed before applying for admission to the program. The remainder of the curriculum provides intensive didactic and clinical training in the allied health specialty of surgical technology.  

Graduates are eligible for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certified Surgical Technologist Exam. Certification is a requirement of employment as a surgical technologist in Texas.