Surgical Technologist - Certificate Program at Virginia Career Institute
This program is designed to prepare the graduate for employment as a Surgical Technologist. Graduates of this skill-intensive program will learn the methods, technology, and instrumentation needed to assist surgeons in the operating room, the proper way to scrub and gown for surgery, how to position a patient for a surgical procedure, basic science concepts relating to the human body, technological sciences and surgical procedures. The student will also participate in mock, or practice, surgeries on life-like mannequins by assisting instructors who have extensive experience in the field. Prior to graduating from this program, students are required to perform more than five months of externship in hospital operating rooms as a surgical technologist-in-training.