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Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

San Antonio, TX

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Want to train for a meaningful health care career? Surgical technologists assist surgeons and nurses during life saving operations, help care for and transfer patients, and most importantly, ensure the surgical field is sterile before, during, and after procedures.


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.ᶛᶛ
  • Complete your degree in as few as 17-months of study at our San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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!

*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.

**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021-2031 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm#tab-6 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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

ᶛᶛClinical 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. 

17

Months*

6%

National Employment Demand (2021-2031)

68.0

Credit Hours

300

Lab Hours

570

Clinical Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

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 Reviewᶛᶛ

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.ᶛᶛ

 

300

Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

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

570

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).

Surgical Technology Licensure & Certification

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists as sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

The cost for your certification exam as well as pre-certification exam prep coursework is covered by Concorde.

Tuition fee for the program of study includes the cost for an eligible graduate's first attempt to sit for professional certification.

Concorde expects all students to complete pre-certification exam prep training through the campus resources at no additional cost to the student.***

*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.. 

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.

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

***Prep does not guarantee certification, employment or subsequent salary.

ᶛᶛClinical 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. 

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

6%

Projected national job demand between 2021-2031""

Growing Demand for Surgical Technologists

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

**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021-2031 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm#tab-6 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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.

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org.

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