The Surgical Technologist program at Glendale Career College trains students the skills to begin working alongside surgeons, registered nurses and other medical professionals as part of the medical team providing care to patients during the crucial periods of surgery.
Surgical Technologists (also known as surgical techs, operating room technicians, and OR techs) assist in surgical operations, preparing operating rooms and helping surgeons, nurses, and doctors before and during surgical procedures.
Graduates of this program earn their Associate of Occupational Science (AOS) degree and are qualified to work in surgical centers, delivery rooms, and medical clinics and may be employed as a member of an operating room team.
Thanks to advances in medical technology, surgery is safer, and more people are having operations to treat a number of illnesses and injuries. Also, the number of people with access to health insurance is projected to increase because of federal health insurance reform, which should lead to a greater need for surgical services, too. As a result, there is a growing demand for trained Surgical Technologists.