Surgical Technologist Courses
Everest's Surgical Technologist program is designed to prepare you to provide critical support services to surgeons, circulating nurses and other members of a surgical team. Everest’s surgical tech courses cover a wide range of topics, from basic anatomy and physiology to 21st century surgical procedures.
As a Surgical Technologist student as Everest, you'll have an opportunity to study:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Diseases of the Human Body
- Microbiology and Infection Control
- Principles and Practices of Surgical Technology
- Surgical Pharmacology
- Surgical Technology
You will also participate in surgery practicums as part of your training.
The two-year Surgical Technology associate degree programs covers all of the topics above, but also includes classes in:
- Computer Applications
- Environmental Science
- College Algebra
- General Psychology
- Oral Communication
Note: This Surgical Technologist program description is not necessarily reflective of every Surgical Technologist program offered across all Everest campuses. This is a summary of general topics learned within most schools. Please check your campus catalog for specific details about what is taught in the Surgical Technologist program near you.
Surgical Tech Certification
As a graduate of Everest's surgical tech training, you will be eligible to take the national certification exam by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Pass this exam and you will have the distinction of being able to work as a certified surgical technologist (CST). To take the certification exam, you must be a graduate of either a Commission of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or the Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)0 approved program.