The Surgical Technology program is offered through a partnership agreement with Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The program will prepare you to provide care to patients during surgery and assist the surgical team in the operating room. Surgical technologists work with other members of operating teams, like surgeons and nurses, to assist with operations. You will be trained to maintain the sterile field in the operating room, which requires monitoring all members of the surgical team.
After graduation, you will be eligible to take the national certification exam for surgical technologists, and be prepared to find a job in a variety of health care settings that include surgery or central supply departments in hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers.
Entry: Fall Term
Length: 4 terms (12 months)
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Heidi Jones, Department Chair
phone: (641) 683-5292 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5292