Surgical Technology


Why Should You Become a Surgical Technologist?

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In today’s tough economy, Surgical Technologists are not only surviving, they are thriving. 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.

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 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
  • And many other critical tasks

CBD College's Surgical Technology program is specifically designed to train and prepare you to sit for the certification examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology (NBSTSA) and get you started in your career as a Surgical Technologist as soon as possible.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job prospects for Surgical Technologists will be best for those who have completed an accredited education program and who maintain their professional certification. After successfully completing the program, you will be eligible to take the Certified Surgical Technologist examination (CST) administered by the NBSTSA.

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CBD College received ABHES CBD College Surgical Technology Program - Surgical Technology Instruments 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.


Why Become a Surgical Technologist?

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  • Fastest Growing Field of Employment

  • Job Security

  • Excellent Pay

  • Work with Surgeons and Anesthesiologists and Nurses

  • Rewarding and Fulfilling Opportunities

  • Versatility

  • Healthcare Benefits and More…

Why choose the Surgical Technology program at CBD?

  • 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

  • 61 week 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

Where Can I 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

CBD College Graduates Have been Hired at:

  • Cedars-Sinai

  • UCLA Santa Monica Hospital

  • UCLA Harbor Hospital

  • Keck USC Hospital

  • Glendale Memorial Hospital

  • Henry Mayo Hospital

  • Silverlake Hospital

  • Encino Surgery Center

  • Westcoast Outpatient Surgery Center


Course Content

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CBD’s 61 week accelerated Surgical Technology program keeps the focus on the skills you will need to succeed.
The success of our graduates is important to us. At CBD College our financial aid officers are here to help get you get started on the fast track to your future career so you can begin your new life as a working professional, and we have a dedicated on site placement department that will continue to help you even after you graduate.
As a student in the CBD Surgical Technology program, what course content can you expect? 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




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