a Surgical Technologist, you perform essential tasks before,
during and after operations. You work closely with surgeons,
anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other key surgical
personnel in hospital operating rooms and outpatient surgery
centers. Surgical Technologists play a critical role in patient
There are four types of surgical technologists – scrub, second
circulating, first assisting, and second assisting. Scrub,
circulating, second assisting, and first assisting surgical
technologists have primary responsibilities in maintaining
the sterile field, being constantly vigilant that all members
of the team adhere to proper technique.
The scrub surgical technologist (STSR) handles instruments,
supplies, and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure.
Maintain sterile environment. Anticipate the needs of the
The second circulating surgical technologist (STCR) assists
the RN in obtaining additional instruments, supplies, and
equipment while the surgical procedure is in progress. The
STCR also assists in monitoring operating room conditions
and assesses the needs of the patient and surgical team.
The second assisting surgical technologist (STSA) assists
the surgeon and /or first assistant during the operative procedure
by carrying out technical tasks other than cutting, clamping,
and suturing of tissue. Distinct from first assistant and
may be performed at the same time as the scrub role.
The Certified Surgical Technologist/Certified First Assistant
(CST/CFA) is an advanced practitioner that assists the surgeon
with exposure, the closure of surgical wounds, and the maintenance
Technologist Program is 52 weeks long.
In the final portion of the Surgical Technology program, you
will observe and participate in actual surgical procedures
in the hospital operating room or surgical outpatient setting.
This hands-on training builds confidence and prepares you
to move into a rewarding career as a respected member of a
instruments, supplies and equipment to surgeon
sponges, needles and instruments
We could tell you… “Absolutely.” But, what we
prefer to do is to encourage you to do the research yourself.
Get a copy of your local newspaper and read through the allied
health job listings. Look for your potential job category
and see for yourself how many great opportunities will be
available to you when you complete your Concorde training.
Jump online and search some of the excellent job resource
websites for opportunities in your field. The jobs are out
there… so don’t wait any longer if you want to work in allied
health. Come to Concorde and we’ll prepare you quickly and
thoroughly for your new career.
Career Institute Diploma
is in the application process for accreditation
by the Accreditation Review
Committee on Education in
Surgical Technology, a CAAHEP-recognized
We know how important this question is to most of you. We
have found that our program costs may change slightly with
each new session. For that reason, we are unable to provide
cost information on our website. We are, however, very happy
to discuss our current program costs with you personally.
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