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Surgical Technologist Degrees in Everett, WA with Program Info

There are two schools within about 30 miles of downtown Everett, WA, that offer training in surgical technology. Read an overview of the program and admission requirements at these colleges to decide which one is right for your goals.

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Surgical Technologist Schools in the Everett Area

Although there are no surgical technology programs offered right in Everett, Washington, there are two nearby schools that offer education and training in this field. Explore the coursework and clinical aspects of the colleges' programs, which are both accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Also take a look at the table of facts and figures included below, as it contains info that can help you make an informed education decision.

  • Seattle Central College's Central campus is located 26.5 miles from central Everett and offers a certificate program as well as an associate's transfer degree option in surgical technology.
  • Situated around 33 miles from Everett's downtown area, Renton Technical College also has certificate and associate's degree programs in the field.

Comparison of Schools

Use the following table to get a side-by-side comparison of the profiled schools' settings, tuition costs, enrollment numbers, graduation rates and more. The stats could help you settle on which college best fits your educational needs.

Seattle Central College Renton Technical College
School Type 4-year; public 4-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 6,928* 3,763*
Campus Setting Large city Midsize city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $3,795* $5,377*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 64%* 74%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A Open admissions N/A Open admissions
Retention Rate (2016-2017) N/A N/A
Graduation Rate 25% (for students who began Fall 2011)* 63% (for students who began Fall 2011)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Seattle Central College

Seattle Central College offers continuing education, ESL courses, high school completion programs and adult basic education, in addition to certificates and associate's degrees. The Health and Human Services Division offers programs in deaf interpreter training, opticianry, respiratory care, deaf studies, surgical technology, dental hygiene and registered nursing. Students who successfully complete the surgical technology program at Seattle Central College are eligible to take the National Surgical Technologist exam.

Certificate of Completion/Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology

The surgical technology program begins in the summer and is comprised of instruction in basic sciences, medical terminology, operating room equipment, aseptic techniques and surgical functions in the operating room. Students are educated and trained in HIV/AIDS, first aid, surgical aid and surgical theory. The surgical technology program provides clinical practice experiences that are coordinated by instructors and a variety of hospitals and clinics in the metropolitan Seattle area. The program also offers students an opportunity to complete an additional 10 credits of general education requirements to earn an AAS-transfer degree.

Renton Technical College

According to the school's website in 2018, Renton Technical College (RTC) offers 36 degree and 80 certificate technical and professional programs that specialize in career training, skills upgrading and continuing education.

Certificate of Completion/Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Applicants to the surgical technology program must complete a background check and meet immunization requirements, as well as provide health insurance coverage for the entire clinical portion. The certificate and associate's degree options require that students complete the same core coursework. These 73 core credits include courses in surgical techniques, surgical procedures, patient care skills, pharmacology and microbiology. The AAS degree requires that students complete courses in communication, English and psychology; those in the AAS-transfer option must complete additional courses in statistics and microbiology. Both AAS options require 20 credits beyond the certificate.

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