Surgical Technologist

What do Surgical Technologists do?    

Surgical technologists work in the operating room with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. They help prepare things before surgery by sterilizing the equipment and operating room, prepare patient for surgery, and gathering and arranging the surgery tools

During the surgery, surgical technologists keep the operating room sterile, hand tools to the surgeon and the surgeons assistant, plus help in retracting tissues from the patient

After the surgery, surgical technologists assist with wrapping up the procedure. They are responsible for counting the tools used in surgery, applying dressings, disposing of needles and gauze and maintaining the sterile environment until the patient is moved to recovery.

Surgery Technicians are employed in a hospitals, surgical centers, other outpatient settings. or surgical equipment industry and veterinary services. Some technologists manage central supply departments in hospitals or take positions with insurance companies, sterile supply services, and surgical equipment firms.

There are two different ways to become a surgical technician. 

 The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Surgical Technology

program is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure.

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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology

is designed for students with an interest in working in the surgical setting and caring for patients that are undergoing a surgical procedure.

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Both programs give training so that you can take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) certification examination. The Associates degrees gives you additional specialized training.

Surgical Technologists earn around $52,330

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Steps to Get Enrolled in School

1. Decide what you want to be

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2. Get enrolled in program

Search for Maricopa County Community Colleges

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3. Fill Out Financial Aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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4. Find Scholarships

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation

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Estrella Mountain 623-935-8000

Gateway 602-286-8000

Glendale 623-845-3000

Mesa 480-461-7000

Paradise Valley 602-787-7862

Phoenix College 602-285-7777

Rio Salado 480-517-8000

Scottsdale 480-423-6000

South Mountain 602-243-8000

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Nursing

The Maricopa County Community Colleges Nursing program, approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), will prepare you with the fundamental skills necessary to be successful as a nurse assistant, licensed practical nurse (LPN), or as a registered nurse (RN) in a variety of acute, long-term, and community-based healthcare settings.

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Degree

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Program is available at eight of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of healthcare settings.

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Available at these 8 Maricopa County Community Colleges

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Estrella Mountain Community College
GateWay Community College
Glendale Community College
Mesa Community College
Paradise Valley Community College
Phoenix College
Scottsdale Community College

Certificates:

Fast Track Practical Nursing

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fast Track Practical Nursing program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a practical nurse in acute care, extended care, and intermediate care settings.

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Nurse Assisting

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nurse Assisting prepares students for employment as a nurse assistant. The program combines classroom instruction with clinical laboratory practice and long-term care and/or acute care experiences.

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Attention:

Program Requirement Effective December 2021

To all students who are preparing to apply for the Maricopa Nursing RN program – ALL applications submitted after December 23, 2021, require the completion of a Nurse Assistant (NA) course or a current Nurse Assistant certification (CNA) or license (LNA) as a requirement for application.

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Pharmacy Technician

Working under the direction of a certified pharmacist, a pharmacy tech accurately enters patient information and prescriptions in the database, prepares corresponding medications, and provides information.  Pharmacy technicians serve an important role in the healthcare industry, assisting people with obtaining needed medications and documenting conditions and allergies.

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The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Pharmacy Technician

This program meets Pharmacy Technician Certification Board requirements for students to sit for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam. 

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The Certificate of Competency in Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship program

This course is designed for incumbent workers with their Pharmacy Technician Trainee license who will maintain full-time employment in an apprenticeship during the time they are completing coursework.

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Ultra Sound Tech

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program is designed for students who wish to explore the field of sonography, as well as those who have made a career decision to seek certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

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Musculoskeletal Sonography

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Musculoskeletal Sonography program is designed for students who wish to explore the field of sonography, as well as those who have made a career decision to seek certification from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA). 

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Starting level earnings begin at:

$27.52 per hour – $57,240 per year

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Manufacturing

The Manufacturing program will help transform you into an invaluable asset by teaching you essential skills used in manufacturing products.  Both degrees in manufacturing and certificates are available.

Degrees:

Industrial Design Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Design Technology program prepares students for careers in the field of Industrial Design. This expertise will allow employment in a variety of hi-tech product development and medical device, consumer product, aerospace, and automotive manufacturing companies.

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Manufacturing Production Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Manufacturing Production Technology program prepares students for employment as operators, technicians, and managers in the manufacturing industry.

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Nanotechnology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nanotechnology program is designed to provide students with the general principles and foundational skills in the nano/micro-fabrication industry and related manufacturing industries.

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Certificates:

CNC Machine Operator

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machine Operator prepares students for employment as entry level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in the operation of manual/Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines for current and future needs of the manufacturing.

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CNC Machining I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining I prepares students for employment as entry-level operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. This program introduces students to manual data programming and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). 

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CNC Machining II

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in CNC Machining II prepares students for advanced employment opportunities as operators and technicians in the manufacturing industry. The program provides applied skills in process design.

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Nanotechnology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Nanotechnology program is designed to provide students with the general principles and foundational skills in the micro/nano-fabrication industry and related manufacturing industries. Students will become familiar with nanotechnology processes, materials, and methods for characterization and fabrication. Product stewardship, occupational safety and health procedures are emphasized throughout the program.

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Production Technology: Quality Assurance

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Production Technology: Quality Assurance program is designed for students to obtain the skills required to be considered as a quality technician in a manufacturing environment.

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Occupations and Industries and the wages

Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages for this program.

Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

$54,880

Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators

$40,210

Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Programmers

$61,110

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

$47,200

Machinists

$47,020

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

$45,820

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

$35,010

Tool and Die Makers

$55,640

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Construction-Building Codes

Building Inspection

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Building Inspection

Helps prepare the student for a career as an inspector in various areas of the building  inspection fields.

It is one pathway to the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Construction Management.

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Construction Building Codes

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Building Codes

Designed specifically to acquaint students with safety principles of building construction under the Uniform Building Code, including structural requirements for wood, masonry and concrete, fire resistance of building construction, fire resistant materials, and ratings and occupancy requirements.

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Construction Safety OSHA 30

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Safety OSHA 30

Provides training in a comprehensive overview of standards that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has set in place for job site safety. Specifically structured for hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention.

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International Residential Code

Certificate of Completion (CCL) in International Residential Code

Covers International Residential Code for construction trades, including building, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical, for one and two family residential construction. 

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Construction- Plumbing

Construction Trades: Plumbing

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Plumbing

The program is designed to provide knowledge safety and skills in the plumbing construction trade.

Students can seek employment as plumbing technicians on residential and commercial job sites.

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Construction Trades: Plumbing, Commercial and Residential

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Construction Trades: Plumbing.  

Provides knowledge, safety, and skills in the plumbing construction trade.

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Construction-HVAC

Air conditioning/refrigeration/facilities

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Air-Conditioning /Refrigeration/Facilities

Provides training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems, electricity, electronic controls, and instrumentation, hydronics, electro-mechanical devices, and general repair.

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HVAC Residential Installation & Service Technician

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in HVAC Residential Installation and Service Technician

Provides entry-level training in the areas of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC) systems, electricity, electronic controls, and general repair.

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HVAC Technician

The Certificate of Competency (CCT) for HVAC Technician

Introduces basic principles and practices of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), occupational safety, and trade-related mathematical and electrical concepts.

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Construction – Electrical Certificates

Have you thought about a career as an electrician?

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) Construction Trades: Electrical

This certificate is designed to provide beginning knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade.

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The Certificate of Competency (CCT) Construction Trades: Electrical

This program is designed to provide beginning knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade.

This program is an introduction to common construction to include use of tools, safety, codes, installation of circuitry, equipment, construction drawings, and a basic understanding of electricity.

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Construction Trades: Electrical, Commercial and Residential

Provides knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade.

This certificate offers further theory and practice in commercial and specialty electrical, to include work with electric power distribution, motors and motor controls, specialty electrical lighting and services, and electrical currents. 

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The Certificate of Competency (CCT) in Construction Trades: Electrical Commercial and Residential program

This certificate is designed to provide knowledge, safety, and skills in the electrical construction trade. 

This award offers further theory and practice in commercial and specialty electrical, to include work with electric power distribution, motors and motor controls, specialty electrical lighting and services, and electrical currents.

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