Program Overview

Surgical Technologists are employed in hospitals, surgery centers, and physician's offices to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. Skyline's program combines academic and clinical instruction that includes learning to prepare surgical instruments, passing them to the surgeon, and handling specialized equipment. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam for Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). The Surgical Technology Program at Skyline College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP).

Surgical Careers (AS) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
SURG 440 Basic Sciences for Surgical Technology 6.5 units
SURG 441 Surgical Patient Care Concepts 5.5 units
SURG 442 Surgical Specialties 6 units
SURG 443 Clinical Practice for Surgical Technology 8 units
Plus General Education and other requirements for the Associate degree (refer to Associate Degree Requirements).
Total Required Major Units: 26

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.