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San Jose Surgical Technician Schools

Surgical tech schools in San Jose offer career-focused training to help students become licensed surgical technician in area hospitals. These surgical tech training programs last from one to two years, resulting in a certificate or associate’s degree. Academic studies include Basic Sciences for Surgical Technology, Surgical Patient Care Concepts, Surgical Specialties, and Clinical Practice for Surgical Technology.

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Surgical Tech Schools in or near San Jose, CA

Carrington College

Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington


More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.

1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.


You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.


You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.


Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.

Institutional Accreditation
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at

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Employment Opportunities

Health care is the fastest growing field in the job market today. The need for Surgical Technologists is seen in doctor, dentist, and ophthalmologist offices, birthing centers, out patient clinics and on specialty teams. There is still a shortage of qualified people in this field. Pay is dependent on the area and the company for which a person works with slightly higher pay when working with a specialty team.

Duties involved for a Surgical Technologist

A Surgical Technologist prepares the patient for surgery by prepping the area for the incision, making sure the instruments and other equipment are available and working correctly, helps during surgery by handing instruments to the surgeon and answering any request made as well as watching the patients vital signs. After surgery they help transport the patient to recovery and restock the supplies in the operating room in a sterile manner. Surgical Technologists are supervised by the surgeon and registered nurses while performing their tasks.

Financial Aid

Once a student has been accepted into the course of study they may apply for financial aid. The amount of financial aid is dependent upon their family financial situation and any scholarships they may already have been awarded.