The online application for the Surgical Technology program beginning Fall 2017 will be available until May 1, 2017. Late applications will be accepted if seats are available. Apply for this program now!
Surgical Technology is offered at the Kirtland Health Sciences Center in Grayling.
Median Salary: $45,160
Job Growth Outlook 2014-24: 15%
The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree OR a certificate, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Make surgery safe
Interested in being part of team that creates a safe surgical environment? In about a year (with a certificate of completion) or two years (with an associate in applied science), you could be ready to support the health and safety of patients in surgical technology.
You could help maximize every patient’s well-being during invasive and diagnostic procedures.
If you want to work in this specialized segment of the healthcare field, Kirtland is the place for you to prepare for entry-level employment as a surgical technologist. You’ll be taught, coached and mentored by people who care. You won’t just find a job, you’ll have a career.
Who does well in it?
People who are:
What would you do?
be a part of a surgical team
create a safe surgical environment
Be one of the Best of the Best
We promise you’ll be one of the best in your field and at the top of potential employers’ lists. For four years in a row, all of Kirtland’s surgical tech grads passed their statewide certification exams — that’s the entire duration of the program at Kirtland.
It’s really unusual for a college to have this high of a certification exam pass rate. The fact that we’ve sustained successful graduation rates in such a rigorous field for this length of time speaks to the quality of our program and our instructors.
Where would you work?
outpatient surgical centers
Licensing requirements for employment
The Surgical Technology program at Kirtland Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Students completing the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the CST (certified surgical technologist) exam. There is no state licensing requirement for practice as a Surgical Technologist.
Program retention rate 2015-2016: 84%
Program job placement rate 2015-2016: 100%
Program CST certification exam pass rate: Not yet available
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
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