Surgical First Assistant Certificate
San Juan College

Program Details

You can earn your Surgical First Assistant Certificate completely online from San Juan College. The flexibility of this online health science program allows students to keep working full-time while completing the coursework. Through the program, you will learn skills such as:

  • Hands-on support in operating rooms 
  • Knowledge of exposure, closure, hemostasis, and other technical functions
  • Preoperative and postoperative duties

As an essential teammate in an operating room, graduates learn the meticulous details of preparing a room for surgery. They also assist with the procedure. You will be confident in your knowledge and skills to enhance positive outcomes in an OR. This certificate program is one of the easiest ways to advance your career in the health sciences.

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Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

San Juan College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Associate Degree

Application Requirements

Interview, Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist, Nurse-Operating Room, or Physician Assistant-Certified with two years of full-time experience or 4,500 clinical hours in the last three years OR be a graduate from an approved and accredited AAS degree (or higher) in surgical technology, nursing or physician assistant