Health Professions Division

Surgical Technology

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who has been specifically educated in asepsis, sterile technique, surgical procedures and intraoperative patient care. You can become an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. The program teaches you the duties of using sterile technique, handling a variety of surgical instruments and supplies, and performing functions during surgery under the supervision of the surgeon.

For more detailed information:  /falcons/resources/programs/srt-admissions-handout.pdf

What Jobs Can I Get?

  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Organ Procurement
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

How Long Will it Take?

4 semesters (2 years)

Why Surg-Tech at CEI?

  • 88% Pass Rate on CST exam (2016)
  • Low Cost
  • Great Value
  • High Job Placement
  • Hands-on Training at Local Hospitals
  • Individualized Services
  • Small Class Size
  • State-of-the-Art Surgical Lab
  • The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).

What Real Students Say

"This career makes every day an adventure, of hands-on learning and excitement."

Amy Barnes

"Thanks to the Surgical Technology program I am able to improve my life and the life of my family by preparing me for a new and interesting future career. Without this education, I don't know what I would be doing."

Ken Tavenner


Admissions Counselor  Health Professions

Justin Esplin
(208) 535-5302

Administrative Assistant  Health Professions

Christy Haack
(208) 535-5437

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