Program Overview

Surgical Technologists are employed in hospitals, surgery centers, and physician's offices to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Skyline's program combines academic and clinical instruction that includes learning to prepare surgical instruments, passing them to the surgeon, and handling specialized equipment. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). The Surgical Technology Program at Skyline College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).

For gainful employment information, see this program’s gainful employment website.

Surgical Careers (CA) Requirements

Required Courses Units
SURG 440 Basic Sciences for Surgical Technology 6.5 units
SURG 441 Surgical Patient Care Concepts 5.5 units
SURG 442 Surgical Specialties 6 units
SURG 443 Clinical Practice for Surgical Technology 8 units
SURG 451 Surgical Skills Lab 5.5 units
SURG 455 Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam Preparation 0.5 units
MEDA 415 Law and Ethics for Allied Health Professionals 2 units
Total Required Units: 34