Degrees & Certificates
Two-year, job-training degrees that prepare students for immediate employment.
Students take additional general education electives, making this a good option if
you intend to transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program or may attend a
university in the future to earn a bachelor’s degree.
- Credits to complete: 95.0
- Estimated program length in quarters: Full Time - 4
About the Program
Through quality clinical practice and excellent classroom programs, Seattle Central College’s Surgical Technology program helps students gain the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist in the in-demand healthcare field.
Surgical Technologists work under the direct supervision of a physician or registered nurse as part of a healthcare team, and are in high demand throughout Washington state and beyond. Graduates have excellent job prospects in a variety of healthcare settings, such as:
- Hospital operating rooms
- Outpatient care centers
- Ambulatory surgical centers
- Private surgery clinics
- Tissue procurement
- Central supply processing
- Medical equipment sales
- Veterinary medicine
Certification Exam Pass Rates
Learn more about this program's Certification Exam Pass Rates (pdf).
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
caahep.org Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
Seattle Central College's Surgical Technology program is intended to meet the educational requirements for licensing/certification in the State of Washington only. Seattle Central College has not determined if the Surgical Technology curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensing/certification in any other state. Additional information about licensure/certification concerns can be found on the NC-SARA webpage. Please contact eLearning with any questions at eLearning@seattlecolleges.edu.
Learn more about this program's Gainful Employment information (pdf).
Program lengths are estimates, not guarantees. For the most current program information, please check with the program contact.