Surgical Technology

Note: There is currently a three-year wait for entrance into the Surgical Technology Program. The program begins every Spring Semester.

Career Opportunities

MiraCosta College is one of only four community colleges in all of California to offer a Surgical Technology Program.  Surgical technologists are allied health professionals, who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, the equipment functions properly, and the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

The Surgical Technology Program will prepare individuals to work primarily in the operating room.  Employment opportunities are also available in surgical centers, labor and delivery rooms, cast rooms, emergency departments, ambulatory care areas and central supply departments. According to the Association of Surgical Technologists, the average salary for surgical technologists in the State of California is $35,000 - $40,000 annually.

MiraCosta Certificate / Associate Degree

Upon completion of the program, students will earn a 38-unit certificate in surgical technology.  Students may receive a 60-unit associate degree upon completion of additional course work and other requirements as listed in the college catalog, available online or at the MiraCosta Bookstore.

Detailed information regarding the application process, pre-requisites, course work, eligibility requirements, tuition and expenses, please refer to the Surgical Technology Application Packet, which can be downloaded on this webpage or picked up in person in the Admission & Records office or Building T420.

MiraCosta Degree 

MiraCosta Certificate

Prerequisites

Contact Information

Department Chair: Julie Vignato
Office: Oceanside, Building T420

Dean: Al Taccone
Building 4700

Department: Nursing and Health

Secretary: Mallory Fore
Office: Building T420
P 760.757.2121 x6466
Hours: 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Full-Time Faculty

Lillian Edwards
Office: Oceanside, Room 7056
P 760.757.2121 x6435
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Niall Davis
Office: Oceanside, Room 4401
P 760.757.2121 x6331
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Tanisha Turner, Instructional Associate
Office: Oceanside, Room 4406
P 760.757.2121 x6127
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Associate Faculty