Anthem College—Orlando Launches Surgical Technologist Associate Degree

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Anthem College—Orlando launched a new Surgical Technologist Associate in Science program to fill a projected demand in Central Florida.

Anthem College-Orlando trains surgical technologists

"This program will help fill an expected demand for surgical technologists in the Orlando region. More than 20 new operating rooms will come online in 2012."
--Campus President David Champlin

Anthem College—Orlando recently launched a new Surgical Technologist Associate in Science program.

The new program, says Campus President David Champlin, will help fill an expected demand for surgical technologists in the Orlando region. “More than 20 new operating rooms will come online in 2012,” Champlin says, citing current construction of the Nemours Children’s Hospital and the Orlando VA Medical Center at Medical City at Lake Nona.

Medical City already houses two other hospitals: Orlando Health and Florida Hospital. Other Orlando institutions include Arnold Palmer Medical Center, the nation’s largest hospital facility dedicated to serving the medical needs of women and children.

Anthem’s Surgical Technologist students will train in surgical labs designed to look like actual surgical theaters, where they will learn surgical procedures and techniques, instrumentation, infection control and patient positioning. Their coursework will cover human body systems, pharmacology, anesthesiology and communication skills.

After completing their coursework, students will be placed in externships where they will work with surgical teams. Upon graduating with the Associate in Science degree, they will be ready to compete for entry-level positions to assist surgical teams before, during, and after surgical procedures as surgical technologists, laboratory and delivery technicians, sterile processing technicians, or private surgical scrubs.

In addition, “each graduate enters the market with our Graduate Quality Warranty,” Champlin says. “This guarantees their skills and capabilities to employers. If an employer is dissatisfied for any reason, we will provide re-training, at no cost to anyone.”

“We are that confident in our graduates,” Champlin adds.

Persons interested in learning more about Anthem College’s Surgical Technologist program should contact the school at 407.893.7400, or visit the school’s Website.

About Anthem College--Orlando
Originally established in 1998, Anthem College--Orlando is part of Anthem Education Group (AEG), a Phoenix, Arizona-based family of schools and colleges that provides career-focused training and education programs at 23 accredited institutions in 15 states as well as online. The AEG family of schools includes Anthem College, Anthem College Online, Anthem Career College, Anthem Institute, Morrison University, and The Bryman School of Arizona. For more information, visit http://anthem.edu.

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