ADVANCE YOUR

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

CAREER

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18 Weeks

PROGRAM LENGTH

$4,000.00*

Pay in full

TUITION

*You can pay as little as $262 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

This program is not available to students in Idaho, Illinois, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Virginia.

What Does A Surgical Technologist Do?

Surgical Technologists, also called Operating Room Technicians, work alongside, and assist surgeons, nurses, and other members of the health care team throughout a surgical operation. This high-earning job is a great opportunity to enter the healthcare industry and work in a fast-paced, stimulating environment. But, this role is not for the faint of heart. Surgical Techs are exposed to intense sights, smells and sounds, and must remain calm in high-stress, life-or-death scenarios. Individuals interested in this program must be prepared to work in these non-traditional environments. The MedCerts Surgical Technologist program provides students with immersive and virtual hands-on learning experiences. Surgical procedures are demonstrated using virtual tools or live-recorded video and are simulated – allowing the student to immerse him/herself into a virtual experience that is engaging, safe, and repeatable.

This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Professionals who earn the NCCT designation have the clinical skills and knowledge for maintaining asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs, and remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient.

Where Does A Surgical Technologist Work?

Surgical technologists typically work in operating rooms within hospitals, outpatient care centers, and offices of physicians where surgical procedures are performed.

Requirements

1. Web browser with internet connection

2. Course registration & payment

3. Students must already have a site secured for clinicals – start date is contingent on student having paperwork filled out and signed off by the clinical site – if they do not have the paperwork signed off on and a secured clinical site, student’s enrollment will be cancelled and will have to enroll in a different program.

4. Program applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:

  • Associate degree, or higher
  • Enrolled in college/university-level degree program related to medical field
  • Hold current certification in Sterile Processing, or related field
  • Min. two (2) years related experience: surgical technology experience not required but must be within clinical/medical/healthcare environment. Direct patient care experience required.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Surgical Technology

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST

Outcomes

Between 2020 and 2030, the job market for Surgical Technologists is projected to experience a growth of 6.3%, indicating a steady demand for professionals in this field. For entry-level positions, the salary for Surgical Technologists typically starts around $39,589. These figures underscore the potential earnings for individuals beginning their careers as Surgical Technologists.

Skills Learned

Upon completion of our Surgical Technologist program you’ll learn a number of skills, including:

  • Maintain sterile operative fields
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipments
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
  • Prepare biological specimens for laboratory analysis
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional

COURSES - 18 WEEKS

Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Surgical Technology

SURIGCAL TECHNOLOGIST JOB POSSIBILITIES

Operating
Room Tech

$33,000 – $58,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

Surgical
Technician

$33,000 – $58,000
ESTIMATED SALARY

ISSUING AUTHORITY

NCCT TS-C

Tech in Surgery – Certified

The Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) credential is offered through the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Obtaining TS-C certification demonstrates knowledge in several science and medical topics, surgical technician skill areas, and safety regulations. The TS-C exam covers such topics as medical terminology, asepsis and infection control, pharmacology, OSHA regulations, surgical knowledge, and other career skills. After passing the exam and becoming certified, the TS-C certification must be renewed each year through continuing education, some of which is offered by NCCT. 

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST PAYMENT OPTIONS

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

Apply for PayPal Credit and pay zero interest if your balance is paid in full within 6-months. Complete a quick application and you’ll receive a credit decision within seconds.

Pay for your training with an education loan through  Meritize.

Complete the course registration process to reserve your seat using one of these options.

 

Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select “Corporate Invoice” if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 

DO YOU NEED HELP PAYING FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?​

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.

PROGRAM COMPARISONS

PROFESSIONAL WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Community College
Program & Tuition Cost
$5,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Included
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures

MEET YOUR WORKFORCE TRAINING SPECIALIST!

April is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options, and succeed! Get in touch with her to learn more about the program, Professional Workforce Development, and how to achieve your workforce development goals!

FAQ

The role of a Surgical Technologist is to prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, prepare patients, and assist doctors during surgeries. They have the unique opportunity to interact with patients prior to (pre), during (intra), and after (post) surgical procedures. Before surgery, techs assemble the necessary surgical equipment and ensure all devices are in working order. Techs prepare patients for surgery by positioning, draping, washing and disinfecting the incision site. During an operation, they will pass sterile instruments and supplies to surgeons. They maintain asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs while remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient. They might hold retractors or set up robotic surgical equipment. After surgery, techs often dress the incision site, transport patients to their recovery rooms, and restock the operating room with supplies and equipment. 

No, this program does not count for college credit. 

Yes, our program is fully online and asynchronous. 

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Andrews University, located in Berrien Springs, Michigan, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.