Course Description

Surgical Technologists, also called Operating Room Technicians, work alongside, and assist surgeons, nurses, and other members of the health care team throughout a surgical operation. This high-earning job is a great opportunity to enter the healthcare industry and work in a fast-paced, stimulating environment. But, this role is not for the faint of heart. Surgical Techs are exposed to intense sights, smells and sounds, and must remain calm in high-stress, life-or-death scenarios. Individuals interested in this program must be prepared to work in these non-traditional environments.

The Surgical Technologist program provides students with immersive and virtual hands-on learning experiences. Surgical procedures are demonstrated using virtual tools or live-recorded video and are simulated – allowing the student to immerse him/herself into a virtual experience that is engaging, safe, and repeatable.

This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Professionals who earn the NCCT designation have the clinical skills and knowledge for maintaining asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs, and remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient.

Course Outline

  • Professionalism in Allied Health

  • Professionalism in Allied Health

  • Surgical Technology

Learner Outcomes

  1. Maintain sterile operative fields
  2. Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment
  3. Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
  4. Prepare biological specimens for laboratory analysis
  5. Sterilize medical equipment or instruments
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the soft skill expectations of an allied healthcare professional



  1. Expert-led video based training
  2. eBook: Surgical Technology
  3. Competency assessments
  4. National Certification exam fee


  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. Web browser with internet connection
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Section Title
Surgical Technologist - Online Self-Paced
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee not-for-credit $4,000.00
Section Notes
Please access this website for additional information and to register for the course:  https://medcerts.com/start/miracosta-college 
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