Surgical Technologist
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Surgical Technologist Program

Surgical technologists are key members of surgery teams who provide
pre- and post-operative services as well as assistance during actual

The Surgical Technologist program, also called Surgical Technology at
some campuses, teaches students the fundamentals of anatomy and
physiology, medical terminology, computer applications, and health law
and ethics they need to know for this careers. They are introduced to
operating room environments and receive hands-on training in
sterilization techniques and instrumentation set-up, and learn about
surgical instruments and supplies. Students are also trained in basic
surgical skills and laboratory procedures that support OR functions.
After successfully completing all required course work, students are
placed in unpaid externships.
Surgical tech graduates are eligible for entry-level positions as surgical
technologists, laboratory and delivery technicians, sterile processing
technicians, or as private surgical scrubs.
Surgical Tech Job Description
The Surgical Technologist is essential to the smooth flow of the
operating room. They are responsible for preparing the operating room
before surgery, assisting the doctors during the surgery itself, taking care
of the patient immediately after the operation, then preparing and
restocking the operating room for the next surgery.

The Surgical Tech’s duties can include:
Setting up instruments and equipment
Preparing patients for surgery
Assisting the surgical team with preparations
Passing instruments to doctors during surgery
Assisting in minor surgical tasks
Using diagnostic equipment
Tending to patient after surgery
Resetting and restocking operating room

Provided during training at HMI
Practical experience in real-life medical setting        

Course Length 58 Weeks
Extern-ship 400 hours required
Course Schedule Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
from 6:00pm to 10:00pm  

Tuition $9,795.00
Registration Fee $200.00
Background Check $50.00
Books $388.07

Uniform $64.73
CPR Class $55.00
WSU Anatomy Lab $65.00
TB Skin Test $20.00
Drug screen $20.00
NCCT Exam $155.00
NCCT Test Site Fee $20.00
WA DOH License Fee $70.00

Required Down Payment $617.63
Total Education Cost $10,902.80
$302.90 (Surgical Tech Textbook) required with
down payment. $85.17 (Medical Terminology
Textbook due at the start of that class