GLENDALE, Calif.—Adding another associate’s degree to its list of offerings, Glendale Career College recently announced its newest program—an Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology. Taking the spot of its former Surgical Technology Program, the Associate of Occupational Science expands on the previous career training program with a 76-semester-credit associate’s degree, which can be completed in less than two years.
“We recognize how vital Surgical Technologists are to high-functioning, highly educated surgical teams,” explained Chief Compliance Officer Serjik Kesachekian. “At GCC, we are committed to ensuring our Surgical Technology graduates remain competent as surgical procedures evolve and increase in complexity. That’s why we are excited to be able to offer this new Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology.”
Surgical Technologists work closely with physicians, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel—prepping operating rooms and assisting surgeons and nurses before and during surgical procedures. Increasingly, hospitals and surgery centers are turning to Surgical Technologists to take on additional duties on the surgery team.
Approved by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the College’s new associate’s degree program offers students a blended format. Individuals will participate in scheduled, live online lectures for each course and complete additional work outside of class. The hybrid format also includes weekly on-campus laboratory courses—giving students the opportunity to put their learning into practice in a realistic setting.
“Adding the Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology to our list of programs is yet another way Glendale Career College continues to address the need for well-trained Surgical Technologists,” Kesachekian shared. “We can’t wait to see how these health care professionals will make a difference in their communities as they provide excellent patient care each and every day.”
For more information about the Associate of Occupational Science in Surgical Technology, please contact Nancy Aguillon at NancyA@success.edu.
About Glendale Career College
Founded in 1946, Glendale Career College has trained individuals to work and succeed in a variety of in-demand health care professions for more than 70 years. Committed to providing quality education, the College offers a number of career-focused degree and diploma programs. GCC is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (Surgical Technology), and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) (Vocational Nursing). The Associate of Arts in Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). At Glendale Career College, students find a supportive learning environment as they pursue a rewarding health care career.