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Surgical Technology School & Sterile Processing course

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SVSTI San jose

About Us

Dedicated Educators

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Our skilled, knowledgeable, and certified educators specialize in preparing students for the exciting field of medicine.

Skills training and core competencies are our focus for personal and professional growth in the medical field within our Surgical Technology Program & Sterile Processing Course. 


Silicon Valley Surgi-Tech Institue

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  We encourage the highest potential for each and every student. We strive for quality in every endeavor while committing to successfully meeting the needs of our students, staff and the professional medical community in San Jose.  

Our Mission

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SVSTI in San Jose is committed to the success of our students by providing the curriculum and skills to pursue their goals of becoming active, sought after  participants in the medical community. 


 We are dedicated to helping students master communication skills, critical thinking, respect, accountability and personal responsibility. 


We support our students, educators, and our community by providing a safe environment, qualified graduates, and financially viable programs in the evolving field of medicine. 




Sterile Processing & Surgical Tech School

Additional Information

SVSTI offers an education program for Sterile processing & Surgical Technology in San Jose.

 We offer a hands-on teaching experience that will prepare you for the CBSPD certification test to become a valuable part of the medical community. We are a one of a kind central service tech school in San Jose/ sterile processing tech school Bay Area. We are an approved Course through CBSPD and you can locate our Institute on their website at http://www.sterileprocessing.org/courses/courses1.htm

We are Better Business Bureau Accredited. 


 WE ARE APPROVED TO OPERATE BY THE BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POST SECONDARY EDUCATION AS  NON ACCREDITED  OPERATIONAL LICENSE UNTIL ACCREDITATION HAS BEEN ACHIEVED

 https://search-bppe.dca.ca.gov/institutionDetail?schoolCode=44933427 

 

We take pride in helping our students achieve success. 


 A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by Calling (888)370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet Web Site www.bppe.ca.gov . 

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Enrollment Requirements

Additional Information

Surgical Technology 

  • Completion of Sterile Processing Course or certified working in the field 
  • High School Diploma, GED or College transcripts (in English)
  • Copy of State Id or Driver's License 
  • 2 Professional References 
  • A written Essay 
  • An interview with the Director 
  • A completed enrollment packet
  • Registration Fee

Sterile Processing 

  • High School Diploma, GED, or College transcripts (in English)
  • Copy of State ID or Driver's License
  • A completed enrollment packet
  • Registration Fee 


SVSTI can not stress enough the importance of the immunizations requirements needed before we can place you for Externships (we can not even try to get you placed until we have received all required documents) Some immunizations can take some time and since the Sterile Processing is such an expedited program it is important for students to quickly address these requirements for prompt placement.   

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SVSTI Requirements for enrollment & Externship

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High School Diploma

You will need a copy of your high school diploma/equivalent or college transcripts for the Surgical Technology Program & Sterile Processing Course.  If you graduated school in a foreign Country you will need to have them verified and/or translated to English. 

Immunizations needed before placement of Externship

  

Immunization/Screening requirements for Surgical Technology Program & Sterile Processing Course

These requirements are based on the California State Department of Health Services recommendations and clinical facility requirements. You will need to have completed the following immunizations and provide documentation to the program director. Titers will be drawn and if you are no longer immune, you must receive the immunization (or a booster). 

You must provide proof of all titers, titer results, and proof of immunizations received before you can begin an externship.

1. Tetanus/Diphtheria/whooping cough (TDaP) –Must show proof of vaccination within 10 years. 

-no proof will require a booster

2. Mantoux Test (PPD)- Two-step ppd test is required OR Gold interferon testing (is best option)

a. PPD antigen is injected; student must have area read 3 days after injection.

If positive, a chest x-ray will be taken.

b. If negative, a second PPD antigen is injected under the skin 4 days later

The 2nd test must be read 3 days after injection.

c. If positive, a chest x-ray will be taken. If negative, testing is complete. Do not have x-ray until 1 month before externship.

3. Measles/Mumps/Rubella- Titer is required, with numerical lab values.

-titer results must be turned in to program director. 

-If no immunity, immunization is required.

4. Hepatitis B- Titer is required, with numerical lab values.

-titer results must be turned in to program director. 

-If no immunity, immunization is required.

Students must complete 2 of 3 immunizations in series before start of externship.

5. Varicella (chicken pox)- A titer is required, with numerical lab values.

-titer results must be turned in to program director. 

-If no immunity, immunization is required.

6. Physical- a complete pre-work physical must be completed. This can be a simple note from your physician releasing you to be in good health for externship. 

7. CPR-Students must show proof of current BLS (Healthcare CPR) certification before start of externship. (we provide CPR class at SVSTI)

8. Influenza –Vaccination required during flu season or per site.

9.Passport Photo- Surg Tech only (do not need until ready for Extern)

Photo ID

Both the Surgical Technology Program & Sterile Processing Course require a copy of your Drivers License or a State ID

Background & Drug Test

You will be required to have a background check and/or drug test before placement. (depends on site)  If you do not pass background and/or drug test you will not be placed at a clinical site and could be dropped from the Surgical Technology program and/or Sterile Processing Course

Sterile Processing is a prerequisite for Surgical Technology

You must be Certified and working in the field as a Sterile Processor or complete the Sterile Processing Course at SVSTI to register for the Surgical Technology Program. This is not to charge more money as we deduct the SPD tuition off the Surg Tech program once accepted.  This helps the student be more well-rounded and to bring the departments together as one team by knowledge and understanding. 


  

Admissions Requirements

· Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and are required to provide their diploma and valid transcripts. 

· International students providing a high school diploma must have document translated to English. 

· Candidates will have a preliminary interview with Program Director 

· Need a copy of State ID or Driver’s license

(At this time SVSTI does not accept Entering credits for the Sterile Processing Program. No leave of absence from the Sterile Processing Program is allowed since the program is only 10 weeks long. If student has a grievance, they will have to take a leave and be rescheduled to next course start date. SVSTI has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college at this time. We do not accept credits earned through challenge examinations, achievement test or ability to benefit at this time.) 

· Any Surgical Technology candidates must complete Sterile Processing 101 Infection Control or be currently in the field as a Certified Sterile Processor with experience. 

· Surgical Technology candidates will need 2 professional references, an essay, interview with the Program Director.

Hands-on Lab that prepares you for the real world in the medical field.

Additional Information and Graduation Requirements

Additional Information

Welcome to SVSTI in San Jose. We are delighted you have chosen our facility and the Surgical Technology Program and/or the Sterile Processing Course as you begin your journey into the fascinating field of medicine. 


Our certified educators specialize in helping students master communication skills, critical thinking, respect, accountability and personal responsibility. We are committed to skills training and core competencies for personal and professional growth in the medical field. 


We encourage each and every student to reach their highest potential. We strive for quality in every endeavor, and commit to the success of our students, staff and the professional community. We are excited that you have chosen to join our professional family. 


  


SVSTI is committed to the success of our students by providing the curriculum and skills and education to pursue their goals of becoming active, sought after participants in the medical community.


We are dedicated to helping students master communication skills, critical thinking, respect, accountability and personal responsibility. 


We support our students, educators, and our community by providing a safe environment, qualified graduates, and financially viable programs in the evolving field of medicine. 


  


SVSTI offers  hybrid  programs for Sterile Processing & Surgical Technology. In a hybrid program students will be face to face on campus and utilize hands on learning for core competencies in combination with our online course platform approximately 300 instructional hours for Sterile Processing and approximately 1500 instructional hours for Surgical Technology. Campus-based instruction includes competencies, applications, laboratories, and externship. Online courses require a commitment to substantial independent study along with the access and participation of the platform. 


The online learning platform is accessible 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The course syllabus, material, assignments, participation post, and email will be through this online platform. 


The Student Success/ library is available onsite during regular business hours. The virtual library and other web-based resources will provide students with a comprehensive learning experience that enables them to master the course content outlined on the syllabus. 


Students are required to have sufficient technology and internet skills & access to complete online coursework successfully. 


  





· SVSTI does not guarantee job placement however, we do provide clinical placement as part of the curriculum which may lead to professional placement. 


· The online platform for material needed for coursework is provided, and book rental is available at no additional charge. 


   







Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements



  · Must receive a minimum of 70% or higher for program.

· Must complete all requirements with student success.

· Must pay tuition on time in order to be placed on externship and graduate on time. 

· All required cases/hours at the appointed facilities for externship must be completed successfully and documents turned in signed.

· Must complete all required coursework on the online platform.

· Must complete and pass the final exam with a score of 70% or higher.

Must obtain to the Attendance Policy, Externship Policy and any other policy signed

Important documents

  

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by Calling (888)370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet Web Site www.bppe.ca.gov .

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Student Work Policy

 All student activities associated with clinical externship must be educational in nature. Students cannot substitute for paid personnel and will not receive any monetary benefits while at the clinical site. 

Possible Employment Opportunities

  Hospital operating rooms, Surgery centers , Delivery rooms , Birthing centers , Ambulatory surgical facility, Endoscopy Centers, and many others 

Program Goal

The goal of the Surgical Technology program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for employment as entry-level surgical technologists. This is accomplished by meeting the criteria of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA) and the Surgical Technology industry and by maintaining a curriculum that ensures SVSTI's student learning outcomes. 

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EDUCATION DELIVERY OPTIONS

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 Instruction is delivered onsite and online. SVSTI offers courses in a term format, with sixteen weeks of education  included in each term for Surgical Technology and six weeks for Sterile Processing Term-based courses may be delivered as: 

Onsite

 Campus-based instruction includes lectures, applications, laboratories, prep classes and externships. 

Hybrid

In hybrid or  programs, students meet with faculty face-to-face onsite each week while enrolled in campus-based courses. Online In online courses, contact hours occur when students access courses through the online delivery platform. Online courses also require substantial independent study in addition to online course access. Online courses are structured using a linear, integrated approach.  The online learning platform – accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week – offers: Course syllabus and assignments, virtual library and other Web-based resources  Email, threaded conversations and chat rooms  Text and course materials, available through Canvas, Cengage, and MindTap  As a result, students are provided with a comprehensive learning experience that enables them to master course content. 

Learning & Online Library Resources

SVSTI offers appropriate learning resources to complement its online courses. Online library resources, multimedia and other course ancillaries can be accessed through the online platform. SVSTI students have access to several online databases on a 24/7 basis. 

Minimum System Requirements for Online Study

 Sufficient technology and internet access are required to complete online coursework at SVSTI.

Technology Specifications

 Because technology changes rapidly in certain fields, students should note that PCs used to complete certain coursework may need to be upgraded during the course of their program. Students are responsible for checking hardware/software requirements before registering for the Surgical Technology Program and/or the Sterile Processing Course.  

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