Program Facts

Credential: Diploma
Program Length: 16 months
Start Date: Monthly
Campus: Riverside Campus
Telephone: (323) 585-9000

* Note: For additional course details and campus locations see Program Outline.

The Surgical Technology program at the American College of Healthcare and Technology (ACHT) in Riverside, California trains students to perform duties before, during, and after surgical procedures. Courses will guide students through all aspects of the field of surgical technology, including prepping the operating room (OR), sterilizing instrumentation, ensuring equipment works properly, as well as creating and maintaining a sterile work environment for the surgical procedure.Obtaining the certification of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), demonstrates the individual has met the national standard for knowledge that underlies Surgical Technologist practice. Certified individuals possess mastery of a broad range of skills related to surgical procedures, quality patient care and aseptic technique.

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at ACHT can choose to work in a variety of locations, including (but not limited to):

  • General, community and veteran hospitals
  • Smaller surgical centers (e.g., focus on cosmetic or outpatient surgeries)

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