Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology
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Parkland College earned the annual Merit Award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Parkland's Surgical Technology program received the award for achieving a 100-percent graduate pass rate on the national certification exam for surgical technologists during the 2015-2016 academic year. The CST exam is the only fully accredited examination by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies for surgical technologists in the nation.

Join Our Program
Train to become a surgical technologist, providing crucial assistance to surgeons who care for patients before, during, and immediately after surgery. You will become knowledgeable in anatomy, microbiology, and pathophysiology, learning to "think like a surgeon." You'll complete rotations in surgical specialty areas as you study in up-to-date labs, classrooms, and area clinics/hospitals. 

Hospitals continue to be the primary employer of surgical technologists, although physician offices and outpatient care centers, such as ambulatory surgery centers, have begun hiring more surgical techs. You may work in OB/delivery, oral surgery, the operating room, and other specialty areas. With further education, you may advance your career, becoming a surgical first assistant, surgical RN, transplant technician, laser/endoscopic technician, or other related career.
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Accreditation information:

Parkland College Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
P: 303-694-9262
F: 303-741-3655

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