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Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

North Hollywood, CA

Prepare for a new career Sooner than you think

Interested in surgery and have a personality oriented towards organization and taking care of details?

Surgical technologists (also known as surgical techs or scrub techs) support surgeons and nurses during life-saving operations. They ensure that the surgical field is sterile, organize and sterilize instrument trays, transfer patients to and from the operating room, and help during the procedure. With Concorde in North Hollywood, you can earn an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology.

Play a Key Role in the Operating Room

  • Gain skills for preparing patients, instruments and the operating field for surgical procedures.
  • Learn by completing 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 17-months of study at our North Hollywood campus.

Program Overview

Surgical technologists keep the operating room safe and organized. It’s their responsibility to make sure the surgical field is sterile, and to ensure that surgeons and surgical assistants have all the instruments and materials they need. In Concorde’s surgical technology program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions in the OR.

The program combines classroom instruction, practice in the labs and clinical rotations in real-world health care facilities. 

Now Enrolling

Concorde's North Hollywood campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help prepare patients for surgery and operating rooms, assist during procedures, and more.
  • Prepare for career opportunities in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and more.
  • Earn an associate degree program in as few as 17-months.

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session with Concorde today to find out if the Surgical Technology Associate Degree program is right for you!

  1. **Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2022-2032 projected job demand Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.




National Employment Demand (2022-2032)


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Surgical Technology Program Coursework

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a surgical technologist in as few as 17 Months.

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Surgical Technology Theory
  • Surgical Technology Lab
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Review

Surgical Technology Program Practical Experience

Concorde's surgical technology associate degree program blends theory with hands-on practical experiences. Students will apply their knowledge in on-campus lab operatory settings, becoming familiar with the processes and practices of an operating room.

  • Prior to graduation, surgical technology students must also complete 570 in the field through clinical settings under the guidance of licensed surgeons and surgical technologist.
  • Through your clinicals, you will have an opportunity to engage with 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.

The clinical experience provides Concorde graduates with a variety of cases and medical professional interactions - helping you better prepare for a career as a surgical technologist.



Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

Students will complete on-campus labs including OR simulations and patient prep settings. 


Clinical Hours

Real-World Application

Taking what you've learned in the classroom and practiced in a lab will culminate with real-world application through clinical rotation(s).


Concorde Surgical Technology Program Director in North Hollywood, LaToya Rush

North Hollywood Surgical Technology Program Director

LaToya J. Rush, CST

I became a Surgical Technologist (ST) while in the Navy. I was working with Ophthalmologists in the clinic who asked me if I would like to accompany them in the OR on their surgery days. The first day was the most challenging day I had experienced and I knew immediately I wanted to experience it again, so I began my schooling in ST a short while afterwards.

Working as a Surgical Tech in the Navy offered a vast amount of exposure to different patient care environments- from the O.R. to Ship to the Field.

Integrity and Accountability should be your top priority as a Surgical Tech. These two traits contribute to not only your success in the program, but how you will render patient care in the field…it will also keep you employed.

My colleagues and the students motivate me to bring my best to Concorde every day. The students I have encountered from all programs are very courteous and respectful. The entire student body is a reflection of the staff, which makes the environment enjoyable even on the most challenging days.

Career Outlook

Surgical Technology is Projected to Experience Positive Growth Demand

As demand rises for preventative and responsive surgical care, so should the need for trained surgical professionals including surgical technologists who can:

  • Prepare patients for procedures and care for them post surgery
  • Sterilize and manage supplies, instruments, equipment and facilities
  • Assist surgeons during procedures
  • Work efficiently alongside other health care providers from surgeons to nurses to anesthesiologists to administrators


Projected national job demand from 2022-2032 

Growing Demand for Surgical Technologists

Projected job demand is based upon national surveys collected from employers by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Address & Hours

North Hollywood Campus

12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91606

PH: (818) 850-7623
FX: (818) 301-2626

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday8 am - 8 pm
Thursday8 am - 8 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment


Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


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  1. Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

  5. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.