Southwestern College

The Surgical Technology Program prepares the student to function in the operating room under the direct supervision of physicians and nurses. Surgical technologists assist the surgeons during surgical procedures. Most work settings are in hospital operating rooms, emergency rooms and out-patient surgical clinics. Salaries in the San Diego area range from $42,000 to $52,000 per year to start.

The Surgical Technology Program is three semesters: fall, spring and summer. Prospective students may apply for the program after completing the pre-requisite courses listed below. A point system will be used to determine program admission. The point system grid can be found by clicking on the link below.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

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REQUIRED PREREQUISITE COURSES

SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
Class Course # Units GPA
Human Anatomy OR Human Anatomy/Physiology Bio 260 
OR Bio 190
4 w/ lab 2.5
Medical Terminology Medop 230 3 2.5

The Program accepts 20 students every fall semester. We do not accept applications unless they contain ALL requested documentation and prerequisites. Please see the checklist that accompanies the program application for details on all documentation and materials needed to apply. All applications must be submitted in person or via US mail. If you are interested in obtaining an Associate in Science Degree for this program, it is suggested you schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor at any SWC site to review the courses needed for the degree in Surgical Technology to make sure that you will meet all requirements. 

COST

The cost of the Surgical Technology Program is currently estimated to be approximately $2,900 - $3,060. The greatest direct expense is at the beginning of the first semester. Textbooks, enrollment fees, material fees, malpractice insurance and uniforms are the major cost items.

Fall 2019 application period: April 8, 2019 at 9am - May 31, 2019 at 11am

SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY INTO THE PROGRAM

2019-2020 SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM APPLICATION  

PROGRAM PREREQUISITES

POINT SYSTEM GRID
 
PHYSICAL EXAM and IMMUNIZATION FORMS

STEPS TO ENROLL-NURSING DEPARTMENT

Last updated: 9/11/2018 11:56:28 AM