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Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program in Surgical Technology

Become a vital part of the operating room team.

Certification is an important step in maintaining your career mobility and ensuring that you are not limited in your choices. To be a teacher in a CAAHEP accredited Surgical Technology program, you must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). In many areas of the country, employers only hired Certified Surgical Technologists. As the profession and awareness of this occupation grows, certification will become a necessary step for individuals to demonstrate their competency.

The Surgical Technology – Accelerated Alternate Delivery program is designed to help non-certified currently practicing Surgical Technologists get the educational background they need to be eligible to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification examination and become a Certified Surgical Technologist.

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Job Growth Outlook:

Employment of Surgical Technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Several factors will lead to demand for Surgical Technologists.

Advances in medical technology have made surgery safer, and more operations are being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries. In addition, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to increase because of federal health insurance reform, which should lead to increased demand for surgical services.

Surgical Technologists

Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24

Surgical Technologist
15%
Other healthcare support occupations
16%
Total, all occupations
7%
Number of Jobs, 2014:
99,800
Employment Change, 2014-24:
14,700
Job Growth Outlook:(Much faster than average)
15%

Accelerated Alternate Delivery Program in Surgical Technology Overview

The Surgical Technologist AAD program is designed to help people who have already completed their hands-on training and may be working as a Surgical Technologist, but require accredited education in order to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Upon graduation from the Surgical Technology AAD program, you will become a graduate of a CAAHEP-accredited program that makes you eligible for the NBSTSA CST Examination.

Glendale Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Benefits of Online Learning

Distance Education programs like the Surgical Technologist AAD program provide greater opportunities to students who might otherwise face challenges attending traditional on-ground classes.

Here are some of the benefits you get from attending classes online:

  • Students receive the same quality of instruction offered in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Classes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, anywhere you can access the Internet, providing the flexibility to attend classes around work and family obligations.
  • Lessons can be paused and resumed at any time, allowing students to learn at their own pace.
  • Students can communicate with instructors via chat and email without needing to wait for office hours, and can participate in discussions with classmates via online forums.
  • Students use technology and communications tools employed in the workplace.
  • Online programs reduce travel time and costs commuting to school.

This online program offers the same level of education and training provided in a traditional classroom program with the added convenience and flexibility of attending classes from anywhere via the Internet.

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