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Surgical Technologist Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 005752
  • Phone: (253) 589-5800

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Surgical Technologist Program

A surgical technologist program at Clover Park Technical College prepares students for careers as part of a surgical team in hospitals and surgical centers. The program focuses on maintaining, monitoring, and enforcing the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team, and postoperative personnel. Program courses includes: instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of homeostasis, and patient and team scrubbing. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer surgical technologist program.

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Students Enrolled in the Surgical Technologist Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clover Park Technical College offers an associate's degree program in surgical technologist.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male4
Female14

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black2
White14
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Surgical Technologist program at CPTC, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Surgical Technologists

  • Description:

    Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, surgical technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 18.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 990
      • Average Hourly Rate: $24.91
      • Average Annual Salary: $51,810
    • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
      • Total Employment: 220
      • Average Hourly Rate: $22.46
      • Average Annual Salary: $46,710

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Surgical Technologist Programs in Washington

Surgical Technologist programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
Type: Community College

55 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
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Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
Type: Community College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Surgical Technologist (C)
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Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Radiology Technician (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)
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Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
Type: Community College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Radiology Technician (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
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Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
Type: Community College

27 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (C,A)
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Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
Type: Community College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A)