Surgical Technologist Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Male3
Female21

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black1
Hispanic1
White20
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: $25.00
    • Average Annual Salary: $52,000
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 280
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.16
    • Average Annual Salary: $46,100

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 47 students completed this program

Programs

  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)

Seattle Central Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)

Yakima Valley Community College

Yakima, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Radiology Technician (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)

Bellingham Technical College

Bellingham, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Radiology Technician (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)

Columbia Basin College

Pasco, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (C,A)
  • Surgical Technologist (C,A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (C,A)
  • Radiologic Technology (C,A)

Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Emergency Medical Technology (A)
  • Surgical Technologist (A)
  • Ultrasound Technician (A)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)

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