The Surgical Technology program prepares students to work as an effective surgical team member. Students learn a variety of skills in lecture, experiential lab, and practical settings. Entry-level skills include peri-operative, intra-operative and post-operative patient care, aseptic technique, sterile procedures, surgical instrumentation, and sterile processing. Clinical practice locations include hospitals and surgical centers throughout Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon.
Both CBC and the Surgical Technology program are independently accredited. CBC is accredited through the premier regional accrediting body, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
Columbia Basin College Surgical Technology certificate program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the NBSTSA certifying examination. The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification Testing is an important component for employment. Details are available at NBSTSA.org
2014-2015 Surgical Technology program application
January 23, 2015
March 6, 2015
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