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Be in the Operating Room, without the Debt

You can experience the excitement of an operating room without having years of medical school debt to weigh you down. The Surgical Technology Associate Degree program will prepare you to perform various duties during surgery by assisting in the maintenance of an aseptic environment through a system of specific techniques and practices. You'll learn how to contribute to overall patient care as part of the surgical team by passing equipment and instruments to the surgeon, assisting the surgeon, selecting instruments for surgical cases, setting up cases, and assisting the circulatory personnel intraoperatively. As a Surgical Technologist, you could find employment in hospitals, clinics, or physicians’ offices. Hospital employment areas include operating and emergency rooms, labor and delivery, endoscopy units, central sterile processing areas, and ambulatory surgery centers. Daytime courses are offered on the Pendleton Campus, beginning in the Fall Semester.

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Program Accreditation
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), CAAHEP, 9355-113th Street North, #7709; Seminole, FL 33775; Telephone: 727-210-2350; Website:, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 19751 E. Mainstreet Suite #339, Parker, CO 80138, telephone 303-694-9262 Website:

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Career Pathways for Success
Students who are still in high school may consider taking college courses now to get a jumpstart on completing your degree at Tri-County. View a sample pathway here.



Transfer Agreements
For students who wish to continue work toward a four-year degree, we encourage you to work with your advisor on the steps that are best for your plans. Learn more about transfer options