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The medical field is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the United States. The spike in patients with chronic conditions, aging baby boomer population, and advances in medical technology that have made surgery safer with more operations being done to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries have contributed to this growth (which is expected to increase as much as 20% in the next 5 years). You will find steady, continuous work in surgical and sterile services, and most of all, you will be helping others throughout your career.

LCCC’s surgical and sterile services offer programs in sterile processing and surgical technology. These career fields work very closely together at being experts in managing and maintaining sterile and safe practices in our health care facilities. Sterile Processing offers opportunities without much patient interaction, but instead focuses on the logistics of sterile instruments and supplies to ensure that infectious disease cannot spread. Surgical Technology offers opportunities with more patient interaction where you will scrub into surgery to manage and maintain sterile instruments and supplies and assist the surgeons during a variety of surgical procedures. To apply to one of these programs, contact your advisor or a health and wellness team member in enrollment services to fill out an application.

Application Deadlines for Surgical Technology is April 1 for fall semester and September 5 for spring semester. Applications submitted after the deadline are accepted based on available seats and on first-come first-serve basis.

In the surgical technology program, you'll learn about anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology, as well as sterilization techniques and the role of the surgical technologist in the operating room. You'll also get hands-on experience with preparing and maintain surgical instruments, setting up the operating room, and assisting the surgical team. By the end of the program, you'll be well-prepared to work as a surgical technologists in hospitals, clinics, and other medical settings.

If you're interested in a career in the medical field that requires attention to detail and a commitment to ensuring patient safety, then the sterile processing is a great fit for you. In the sterile processing program, you'll learn about the principles of sterilization and the techniques used to decontaminate, clean, and sterilize medical instruments and equipment. You'll also learn about infection control, quality assurance, and the operating of sterilization equipment. By the end of the course, you'll be well-equipped to work as a sterile processing technician in hospitals, clinics, and other medical facilities.


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