We Proudly Present Surgical Technology Graduate Erica Garcia

We Proudly Present Surgical Technology Graduate Erica Garcia
On June 24, 2021

Responsible for preparing and sterilizing operative equipment, administering medications, and assisting surgeons during surgical procedures, surgical technicians are an essential part of healthcare facilities. Desiring a profession in which she could serve others, Erica Garcia jumped fearlessly into this career field and earned her Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology degree. All of us at Stautzenberger College are proud of her accomplishments, and so is her current employer, ProMedica. Employing over 4,800 healthcare professionals, ProMedica Toledo Hospital has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review's "100 Great Hospitals in America" list.1 Her employer states, “Erica is an excellent addition to our staff.”

What You Learn in a Surgical Technology Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Erica took courses such as: Medical Terminology and Systems, Surgical Procedures and Techniques, and Advanced Operating Room Skills.

In these courses, she learned about:

  • The medical terminology required to function successfully in a professional medical office
  • Fundamental principles and practices in surgical technology, therapeutic agents utilized within surgery, pharmacology, the history of the profession, the surgical patient, hospital administration, organizational structure and relationships, cultural diversity, legal and ethical principles, communication and teamwork skills, and physical and safety standards of the operating room environment
  • Intraoperative and postoperative procedures and techniques as they relate to the previous surgical procedures classes

Erica also completed courses such as Introduction to Psychology and Life Science to meet associate degree requirements.

How Our Graduate Became a Surgical Technologist

Like Erica, you too could become a surgical technologist and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), this program prepares students to become entry-level surgical technologists through hands-on training as well as didactic instruction. Prior to graduation, students are eligible to take the CST examination offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. 

Stautzenberger College's Surgical Technology Program at a Glance

Program Length: 18 months
Learning Environment: Blended program combining online and on-campus elements
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Job Outlook: 7% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20292

Find out more about our surgical technology program today. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We are confident in your ability to succeed like Erica. Let us assist you in becoming an excellent addition to the staff wherever you choose to go.

1 ProMedica.  (2020, May 26).  ProMedica Toledo Hospital Makes 2020 Becker's Hospital Review List of '100 Great Hospitals in America.'  https://www.promedica.org/newsroom/press-releases/promedica-toledo-hospital-makes-2020-beckers-hospital-review-list-of-100-great-hospitals-in-america
2 National Center for O*NET Development.  Ohio Employment Trends: 29-2055.00 - Surgical Technologists.  O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved June 22, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2055.00?st=OH&g=Go

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