Students completing this program can sit for the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
Welcome to the world of Surgical Care Technicians, where your hands become
the tools to shape a brighter future for patients.
The future for Surgical Care Technicians is as intricate and promising as the surgeries they assist in. Here’s why:
- Rising Demand for Precision: In the ever-advancing field of healthcare, the need for
skilled Surgical Care Technicians is growing at an impressive rate. The U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics anticipates a 7% increase in employment from 2020 to 2030, offering a secure path in this dynamic profession.
- Vital Cogs in the Surgical Machine: In the operating room, Surgical Care Technicians
play an essential role in ensuring surgeries run smoothly. They are entrusted with the
precise arrangement and care of surgical instruments, allowing surgeons to focus on
- Growth in Specialized Surgeries: Advancements in medical techniques and technology
are leading to more specialized surgeries. As a Surgical Care Technician, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an array of medical procedures, enriching your experience
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical Assistants is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.
The growth of the aging baby boom population will continue to increase the demand for preventive medical services, which physicians often provide. As a result, physicians, group practices, clinics, and other healthcare facilities will hire more assistants to perform routine administrative and clinical duties, allowing the physicians to see more patients.
Our program is designed to equip you with the skills and expertise required to excel as a Surgical Care Technician. Our training program is more than an educational journey; it’s an apprenticeship in the art and science of surgical care. With guidance from our experienced instructors, you’ll master the intricacies of surgical instrument care, sterile techniques, and operating room protocol.
In the Clinical Medical Assisting component of the training, individuals will learn how to help the physician with patient examinations, record patient histories and personal information, measure vital signs, such as blood pressure, and give patient injections of medication as directed by the physician or dictated by state law.
The Phlebotomy component prepares professionals to collect blood and other specimens from clients for laboratory analysis. During this course component, students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipuncture methods correctly and safely.
This Electrocardiogram (EKG) component covers topics and processes critical to conducting and interpreting EKGs. To begin, you’ll review the anatomy and physiology of the heart. From there, you will explore the technology used, such as the EKG machine. Next, you’ll learn how to interpret a rhythm strip, and finally, you’ll follow this by discovering the details of myocardial infarction.
The all-inclusive program fee covers everything a student needs to successfully complete the Clinical Medical Assisting program, including:
This program qualifies for the MyCAA Tuition Assistance Program sponsored by the Department of Defense—a program designed for military spouses.
Upon completing the online training program, a student is eligible* for our optional Surgical Technician Externship. The Surgical Technician Externship is a standard 40-hour (minimum) unpaid rotation. The purpose of the Externship is two-fold: to give each student hands-on instruction and practice conducting a variety of activities and procedures with supervision and to connect each student with a potential employer in their local market.
As a participant in this Clinical Externship, you must agree to provide a resume to their assigned Externship Coordinator no less than three weeks following initial contact. Failure to provide such a resume will result in students not participating in the externship opportunity. In addition, the following terms and conditions apply to the Externship:
By participating in this process, students are entering into an unpaid volunteer clinical externship opportunity which, at no time, constitutes an employee-employer relationship. The facility is under no obligation to continue your clinical experience, nor should you maintain these expectations.
*Students who wish to participate in this course’s optional clinical externship portion must complete their program with a grade of 70% or higher on the final exam and course average, spending at least 50 hours in the course. All externship placements are subject to the availability, scheduling, and staffing needs of the externship sites.
Is an Externship position guaranteed if I successfully complete this program?
We will coordinate an externship for each eligible student at a healthcare organization in their local area. In over eight years of providing this service, we have not had an instance where we could not do this—pandemic or no pandemic. With this said, we cannot guarantee a placement due to circumstances outside our control which include a lack of healthcare organizations located in a rural area, acts of God, situations where healthcare organizations have curtailed their operations due to a pandemic or other cause or in situations where a student chooses not to meet the outlined requirements.