Certificate Program in Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program at Sanford-Brown is designed to provide students with the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains necessary for employment as an entry-level surgical technologist.

The AST Core Curriculum 5th Edition was used as a guideline to facilitate the formation of the surgical technology program curriculum, which includes an on-campus lecture component, an on-campus laboratory component and an off-campus integrated clinical component.

The curriculum is designed to provide instruction in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical pharmacology and microbiology, surgical procedures, aseptic technique, surgical instrumentation, and medical legal components of the practice of surgical technology. Students are also taught necessary skill sets, such as critical thinking under pressure, case preparation and management and anticipation of patient needs and safety. The final externship portion of the curriculum is structured to include supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as surgical technologists.

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program at is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. The Surgical Technology program at Sanford Brown Institute-Iselin is also programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by its respective Institutional Accreditor to offer all of its currently available programs.

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What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Sterile Processor
  • Scrub Technician
  • Central Supply Technologist

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology
  • Surgical Pharmacology and Microbiology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Instrumentation

Credits earned at Sanford-Brown are usually not transferable to public or private non-profit colleges or universities.

To view a list of institutions Sanford-Brown does have articulation agreements with please review our Articulation List.

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Employment Rates and Other Student Disclosures

Sanford-Brown provides certain information to assist prospective students in understanding facts about our programs. Click here to find these disclosures in the form required by United States Department of Education regulations.

Below the School discloses virtually all of the same and additional data, placement rates (if required), and qualifications and explanations that are important to fully understand the data. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, and the School does not guarantee employment or salary.

  Program Disclosure Information for: SBC - Houston - Certificate Program in Surgical Technology

Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 64.29%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 12/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

ABHES is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education for the accreditation of private, postsecondary institutions in the United States offering predominantly allied health education programs and the programmatic accreditation of medical assistant, medical laboratory technician and surgical technology programs leading to a certificate, diploma, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Occupational Science, or academic associate degrees and programs offered by distance delivery.

Rate Calculation

The ABHES threshold for Graduate Placement is 70%

(F + R)/(G-U)=P%
F = Graduates placed in their field of training
R = Graduates placed in a related field of training
G = Total graduates
U = Graduates unavailable for placement (health-related issues, military obligations, or continuing education status)
P% = Placement percentage

 
  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 35%
    Program Rate
CAAHEP – Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA):

Reporting Period: 8/1/2010 through 7/31/2011

Date Submitted: 05/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The mission of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting is to provide recognition for the quality of the education programs in its system to the public. The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.

Rate Calculation

The ARC/STSA threshold for Graduate Placement is 80%.

Total Number of Graduates Placed1
Divided by/
Total Graduates = Placement Rate

1 Number of graduates employed in the field within one year of graduation
Plus (+)
The number of graduates who were both employed in the field within one year of graduation and continuing their education
Plus (+)
The number of graduates who were not employed in the field within one year of graduation but continued their education

 
  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 42.11%
    Program Rate
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC):

Reporting Period: 9/1/2011 through 8/31/2012

Date Submitted: 12/2012

RATE CALCULATION 

The State of Texas, through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), requires disclosure of Employment/Placement Rates and other information through its form PS-005. This data is an excerpt from the PS-005 regarding Employment Rates. Prospective students receive and sign a copy of the PS-005 prior to enrolling. For a complete copy of the PS-005, please see your Admissions Representative.

Rate Calculation

The minimum employment rate for TWC is 60%.

Employment Rate Calculation:

Number of employed graduates (placed¹ + not placed²)
Divided by/
Number of eligible graduates (total graduates – waivers³)

¹Graduates that found a job related to training
²Graduates that found a job related to training, with the school's assistance
³Waivers include graduates who continued postsecondary education, are in active military service, were incarcerated, or deceased after graduation.

 
  • 73.8%
    Campus Rate
  • 64.29%
    Program Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2012 through 6/30/2013

Date Submitted: 11/2013

RATE CALCULATION 

The scope of ACICS recognition by the Secretary of Education is defined as accreditation of private postsecondary institutions offering certificates or diplomas, and postsecondary institutions offering associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degrees in programs designed to educate students for professional, technical, or occupational careers, including those that offer those programs via distance education.

Rate Calculation

(PF+PR)/(G-U)

PF = Placed in Field, PR = Placed in Related Field
G = Graduates and Completers, U = Unavailable for Work

  • "Placed in Field" means the position requires a direct use of the skills taught in the program
    • In applying this ACICS definition, we classify graduates as employed in some cases if they are employed on a part-time or temporary basis or in a non-traditional capacity.
  • "Placed in Related Field" means the position requires an indirect use of the skills taught in the program.
  • A "graduate" is (all of the following):
    1. Has achieved a GPA of 2.0 or greater at graduation.
    2. Has successfully passed all courses in the program or substitute courses permitted by the institution.
    3. Has attained required competencies or speed levels in all courses.
    4. Has met all clinical, internship, and externship requirements.
    5. Has satisfied all other academic requirements for graduation.
    6. Has satisfied all non-academic requirements for graduation, such as payment of tuition and fees, return of books, etc.
    7. Has received the appropriate credential.
    8. Ceased enrollment in the program at the institution.
  • A "completer" is a student who is no longer enrolled in the institution and who has either completed the time allowed or attempted the maximum allowable number of credits for the program of study but did not accomplish one of the following graduation requirements:
    1. Achieve a GPA of at least 2.0.
    2. Attain required competencies or speed skills.
    3. Satisfy non-academic requirements (e.g., outstanding financial obligations).
  • "Unavailable for work" includes graduates who are unavailable for employment because of pregnancy, death, or other health-related situations, continuing education, or military service, as well as students who are not eligible for employment in the United States because of visa restrictions, or who are completers and graduates of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program.
    • Spouses and dependents of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders should be included.
    • Graduates are
        not
      considered "Unavailable for work" if they have relocated from the area, declined the use of placement services, or expressed a lack of interest in seeking employment. Also, graduates who may be working out of their home cannot be listed under this category. Instead, they must be listed as employed if documented evidence is available or not working if documentation cannot be obtained.
 

Program Costs

Q:
How much will this program cost me?
A:

  • $20,465.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Program Costs

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all educational programs with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate program costs. While these combined programs are similar, variations in tuition and fees can exist due to differences in location and/or program structure.

The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • SBI - New York
  • SBI - Trevose
  • SBI - Landover
  • SBI - Ft. Lauderdale
  • SBC - Atlanta
  • SBC - Houston
  • SBC - Cleveland
  • SBC - Northloop West
  • SBC - Austin
  • SBC - Columbus

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $20,788.00Tuition & Fees
  • $0.00Books & Supplies
  • $0.00Room & Board

 

Financing

Q:
What are my financing options to pay for this program?
A:

In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

  • $11,765.00Federal
  • $0.00Private
  • $1,516.00Institutional

 

 

The amounts shown above represent the median debt incurred by students of the given Institution who completed the program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013.

 

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SBI - New York
  • SBI - Trevose
  • SBI - Landover
  • SBI - Ft. Lauderdale
  • SBC - Atlanta
  • SBC - Houston
  • SBC - Cleveland
  • SBC - Northloop West
  • SBC - Austin
  • SBC - Columbus

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

 

Success

Q:
How long will it take me to complete this program?
A:

This program could take as little as 15 instructional months to complete when continuously enrolled.

6.38% of the students graduating from this program completed in the designed timeframe.

Q:
What job opportunities exist for students in this area of study?
A:

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated using the gainful employment formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements.  The statistics track all students who graduated from their program between 7/1/2012 and 6/30/2013 and have reached completion within the program’s designed timeframe.  For example, for a two-year program, the on-time completion rate would include all graduated students who started two years prior.   

Academic Calendar breaks that occur during continuous enrollment are considered when determining if a student graduated within the designed timeframe; however, summer breaks typically incorporated into the normal timeframe for more traditional schools are not included in this determination.  The instructional months displayed represent the highest amount of all versions of the program found at the institution; therefore, depending on the specific program version or campus location, the instructional months may be a shorter amount of time.  Each student is measured against the designed timeframe of their specific program version when determining if they graduated “on-time” or not; as a result, this determination may not be made against the displayed instructional months should a shorter or discontinued timeframe be applicable to a student’s specific program version.  One instructional month represents four instructional weeks.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • SBI - New York
  • SBI - Trevose
  • SBI - Landover
  • SBI - Ft. Lauderdale
  • SBC - Atlanta
  • SBC - Houston
  • SBC - Cleveland
  • SBC - Northloop West
  • SBC - Austin
  • SBC - Columbus

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SBC - Houston - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
9/1/2009 and 8/31/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 55%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/