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Become a Valued Technician
The operating room has become a place of true wonder. Constant breakthroughs in surgical technologies are giving patients amazing outcomes. Put yourself on the forefront of surgical advancement with a technical degree or certificate from San Jacinto College.
Prepare for a Career in an Innovative Field
This intense program will give you hands-on instruction to the complete workings of the operating room. You will learn to prepare equipment, surgical supplies and medications, pass instruments to surgeons and assistants, hold retractors, and monitor counts. You will also learn to operate sterilizers, lights, suction machines and endoscopy equipment, assist with lasers and robotic equipment, prepare specimens for lab analysis, apply dressings, and transport patients. The surgical technologist is a highly valued member of a hospital staff with immense responsibilities. Many also go into specialized practices such as ophthalmology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and reconstructive surgery. Others become technical specialists or sales representatives for surgical equipment companies. You might even decide to come full circle and teach the latest batch of surgical tech students.
Spring and Summer 2015 Information
The pre-requisites, mandatory information session details, and new curriculum can be found here.