Through quality clinical practice and excellent classroom programs, Yakima Valley College’s Surgical Technology program helps students gain the skills needed to work as a surgical technologist in the in-demand healthcare field.
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 as well as specialty courses in Surgical Technology.
Simulation of surgical suites allows 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 surgical technologists.
The program is offered all four quarters on the Yakima campus.
Application and Acceptance Period
YVC offers one opportunity for application and acceptance to the program. A program application is required, with up to 16 students accepted annually, each fall quarter with a deadline of August 1st by a competitive point system.