*Enrollment in the Surgical Technologist program has been temporarily halted.
Surgical technologists are part of the operating room (OR) support team and have vital responsibilities before, during, and after surgery. They prepare the OR, ensuring that instruments are sterilized and in the proper place on surgery trays; hand and receive instruments to and from team members during surgery; and clean and disinfect the OR after surgery.
Surgical technologist programs teach these skills as well as procedures routinely performed by surgical technologists.
Anthem College—Sacramento offers a Surgical Technologist Diploma that teaches the technical and professional skills needed to compete for entry-level positions with hospitals or surgical centers.
Students take courses in general, specialty, orthopedic, and cardiovascular surgery. They learn about infection control, instrumentation, positioning during surgery and surgical supplies. They discuss life and death in the OR and the challenges they will face during surgery. Other courses cover anesthesia, pharmacology and ethics.
We care about our students’ personal and academic success. In addition to a career-focused education, we provide:
After successfully completing all coursework, students enroll in an externship with a hospital, surgical center, or physician office where they participate in surgeries to test and further develop professional skills. Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Tech in Surgery-Certified (TS-C).
To learn more about our surgical technologist program, please call us at 888-852-7272. You can also fill out the provided information form and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.
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