From routine to life-saving medical procedures, Austin Community College’s Surgical Technology Program prepares you to assist in surgeries. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the surgical environment, surgical equipment preparations, handling specimens, and operating room procedures. Students can complete an associate degree to take the national certification exam.
The Surgical Technology Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
100 percent pass rate on national certification exams
Highly regarded program with high job placement after graduation
Hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs
Accredited through the Accreditation Review Committee-Surgical Technology (6 W. Dry Creek Cir., Suite 210, Littleton, CO 80120; www.arcst.org) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 1-727-210-2350. www.caahep.org).
Surgical technologists can find careers in nearly every healthcare setting–– including hospital operating rooms, outpatient care centers, surgical centers, and veterinary hospitals. Here are just a few of the many career possibilities you might consider.
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Assist surgeons during surgery by performing duties such as tissue retraction, insertion of tubes and intravenous lines, or closure of surgical wounds. Perform preoperative and postoperative duties to facilitate patient care.
Hourly Wage: $
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Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.
Hourly Wage: $
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ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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