Surgical Technology Program | CBD College | Los Angeles
Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Why You Should Become a Surgical Technologist

Train on your feet with professionals in our state of the art mock surgery centers and get real on the job experience through our large network of clinical externship sites so you can be ready to tackle the field after you graduate.

Surgical Technology Program - CBD College

Why Choose the Surgical Technology Program at CBD College?

  • State of the art operating rooms to familiarize you with the latest technology
  • Mock surgeries to prepare you for a variety of situations
  • Dedicated Faculty and Staff who are invested in your success
  • Day and Evening Classes to allow you to work with your busy schedule
  • Externships / Advanced Hospital Training and Surgical Robot Training
  • Hands-on, personalized training to help develop your strengths
  • Accelerated program length to accommodate today’s busy students
  • Federal Financial Aid Available to those who qualify
  • Employment Assistance to help find you a job after graduation

What You Will Learn

As a student in the CBD Surgical Technology program, our instructors will make sure you have all the latest up-to-date skills and information. Courses include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Patient Psychology
  • Anesthesia
  • Pharmacology
  • Sterilization
  • Surgical Instrumentation
  • Biomedical Science
  • Wound Closure
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Mock Surgery 

CBD College Awards 

CBD College received ABHES programmatic accreditation for its Surgical Technology program in August of 2010 and was recognized by ABHES with an Outstanding Achievement Award for receiving zero standard violations during on-site accrediting visits.

In 2013, CBD College was recognized by the National Board of Surgical Technologists (NBST) and received a Merit Award for graduate passing rates of 90% or higher on the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.

Albert | Surgical Technology Instructor Testimonial

Surgical Technologists are in Demand!

  • As of May 2017 the annual mean salary for Surgical Technologists in California was $61,240*
  • Employment for Surgical Technologists is expected to rise 12% between 2016 and 2026, faster than average for all occupations.**

Surgical Technology Program - CBD College

What You Will Do as a Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologists are key members of a highly skilled and respected team that includes physicians and surgeons. As a Surgical Technologist you will be responsible for many important tasks, including:

  • Assisting surgeons and nurses during surgery
  • Preparing patients and operating rooms for surgery
  • Sterilizing, maintaining, and supplying surgical equipment for surgery
  • Monitoring surgical procedures to ensure effectiveness and efficiency

Where You Will Work

As a graduate of the CBD Surgical Technology program, where can you work? Anywhere skilled medical professionals are in practice, you will find our graduates. As a Surgical Technician you will be qualified to work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Operating Rooms
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Outpatient Care Facilities
  • Laser centers

*source: bls.gov
**source: bls.gov

Albert | Surgical Technology Instructor Testimonial

Richard | Surgical Technology Graduate Testimonial

Charles | Surgical Technology Student Testimonial

According to the most recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; Demand for certified and accredited Surgical Technologists is expected to rise 30% between 2012 and 2022.

There were over 9,700 Surgical Technologists working in California in 2014, with a median income of $57,140.

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