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Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 
Yakima Valley College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology, AAS

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Combining convenient online instruction, laboratory simulations, and supervised clinical practice, this degree prepares students for a career as a Surgical Technologist.  Instruction includes core courses essential to health care professionals and specialty courses in Surgical Technology.  Simulation of surgical suites in the Allied Health laboratory allow for hands-on practice of essential psychomotor skills to become an integral part of the surgical team.  Clinical practice in hospital operating rooms, surgery center operating rooms, surgical processing services, and labor and delivery centers provide actual experiences to prepare students for entry-level positions as a Surgical Technologist.

This AAS is 96 credits in length.  A program application is required, with up to 16 students accepted annually, each fall quarter (August 1st) by a competitive point system.  Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology.

This degree 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).  Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program, 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL, 33763; 727.210.2350. 

For more information about Surgical Technology, contact Libby McRae at 509.547.6845 or

Allied Health Technology Core Courses

Surgical Technology Course Sequence Upon Acceptance Into Program

Total Credits 96

Proof of Completion

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