Surgical Technology Program
Earn a career as an operating room professional and work alongside surgeons, nurses, and anesthesia providers as you prepare the operating room environment and facilitate surgical procedures in a variety of specialties.
Surgical technologists are responsible for maintaining sterility, counting instruments and supplies, passing instruments, preparing equipment and assisting in surgery.
Yes! The Surgical Technology information session is highly recommended. At the session a counselor or program director will describe the program, prerequisites, the application process and will answer questions afterwards. Students, friends and family members are welcome and encouraged to attend any of these sessions.
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 degree program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are provided a One-Year Operating Room Aide Certificate and a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology are eligible for national board certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The 2018 NBSTSA Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination pass rate for graduates of the CBC Surgical Technology program is 100%.
Source: 2019 ARC/STSA Annual Report.