Amarillo College delivers Associate Degree and Certificate programs that enrich lives, inspire success, and provide an outstanding academic foundation.
AC students have success whether they are looking to immediately enter the workforce or proceed to a university.
Everything you need to achieve success is within easy reach at Amarillo College, including a team of enthusiastic faculty and
staff who are fully committed to helping you realize your dreams.
Nothing takes precedence at AC over your success.
Your success is our sole purpose. Take advantage of scholarships,
join an organization, or look for study abroad opportunities that few other community colleges offer.
Be your best self at Amarillo College.
Amarillo College is the most-affordable choice for quality higher education in the
Panhandle and offers many ways to support your financial investment.
From corporate training opportunities to personal enrichment classes geared to every age group,
the Continuing Education Division is a community resource true to its purpose.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS
When an operating room swings into action, surgical technologists are standing by, an important part of the team trained to ensure successful patient outcomes. The Surgical Technology Program at Amarillo College is designed to prepare students for this challenging career in one year. The program adheres to the standards developed by the American College of Surgeons, the American Hospital Association, the Association of Surgical Technologists, and the Association of Operating Room Nurses. The AC program is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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Under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel, surgical technologists assist by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. Surgical technologists assemble the sterile and non-sterile equipment, check to ensure it all is working properly, and make adjustments as necessary. As a surgical technologist you also will help prepare patients for surgery.
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