Dignity College

of Healthcare

Surgical Technician Program (Online)


Register with Confidence and attend a nationally accredited, but affordable program. In just few months, you can finish with two certifications (An Electrocardiogram Technician and  a surgical Technician) without a loan on your neck!

Dignity College of Healthcare online surgical technician training is far superior than other online Surgical Technician programs because it includes the training and exam review  for the EKG technician and a comprehensive, but simple tailored program for the Surgical Technician. The fees for the EKG national certification exam is the responsibility of the student. In the same manner, the fees for the Surgical Tech exam (see fees schedule) is NOT included in the tuition.  Students apply for the national certification exams and pay themselves at the completion of the course.  Dignity College of Healthcare is an institution approved to offer courses in the United states, hence our certificate of completion is valid for work even without going for the outside exam certification. However for students who need the exam certifications, We highly recommend Healthcare Professionals Competency Testing HPCT for the EKG and Surgical Tech National Certification Exams. So a completion of our course enables the graduate to practice as an EKG Technician in any State of the United States, as well as practice as a Surgical Tech in any state.  

 Students would be able to sit for the surgical tech national certifying exam at the end of the course work even before completing scrub hours.

 See scrubs requirement.  They will also receive the school certificate of completion.

Since we have students taking this course from different states, each student is expected find an externship site to fulfill the hands-on practice after the program. We do not sign contracts with the scrubs' facilities.

Please note that if you do not need the EKG Tech certificate, the cost is still the same. It is only a bonus.


Course Duration: 4 months (Extension request is available)

At the end of the program, student will graduate with these certifications:

1. EKG Technician (optional)

2. Surgical Technician


Each student must complete the Pre-Surgical Technician course in order to proceed to the Surgical Technician Course. The pre-Surgical Technician course could be waived for some individuals who provide supporting documents to the school.


Dignity College of Healthcare online surgical technician certification is accepted in the following 41 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma,  Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,  South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. The remaining 9 states not mentioned depends on the facility.


Cost: $2499 for pre-surgical tech 

$2499 for Surgical tech


You can pay on this website or call 951 637 8332 to pay over the phone


How it works:

1. Register, choose your payment options and pay

2. Receive the study materials at your doorstep within five business days

3. Take the program and the exam review with the help of an online instructor (Pre-Surgical Tech ( first 2 months ), Surgical Tech  (Next 2 months) . After the surgical tech course completion, request for the optional EKG Technician course at no extra cost. 

4. Assignments are due every week. (Plan for a minimum of 8 hours of study each week)

5. Register for the national certification exam 

6.  Test with HPCT from your computer with a proctor monitoring you on web cam.

7. Join hundreds of Dignity College of Healthcare graduates and become a nationally certified healthcare professional!

8. Since we have students taking this course from different states, each student is expected to find an externship site to fulfill the hands-on practice after the program.


If you wish to sponsor multiple employees, click here

Only 2 steps to apply:

1. Pay (you do not need paypal to pay. scroll down and click 'pay with debit or credit card)  First $300 is non-refundable.

You can also pay over the phone

2. Fill out form below

Pay $2499 for pre-surgical tech plus $2499 for surgical tech in full

Total $4998

Pay $2499 for Pre-Surgical Tech only

Click To pay $1250 now &  $1250 every 4 weeks for Pre- surgical tech & Surgical Tech (total of $5000)

Pay $1250 now and $1250 in 4 weeks for pre-surgical tech

Click To Pay $312 bi-weekly for pre surgical & surgical tech

 Pay $625 now & monthly for pre-surgical tech & surgical tech

Click here to pay $2499 for surgical Tech (you must have completed pre-surgical tech prior)

Click here to pay $250 bi-weekly for Pre surgical tech & surgical tech

Pay $500 bi-weekly for Pre-surgical tech & Surgical tech

Click here to make a custom payment of at least $300 to start

Only 2 steps to apply:

1. Pay on this website or over the phone (phone payment must be at least $300 non-refundable registration)

2. Fill out form below

If  you wish to sponsor multiple employees, click here

Online Surgical Technician Program Registration Form

Only 2 steps to apply:

1. Pay on this website or over the phone

(first $300 is non-refundable registration)

2. Fill out registration form


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. Is Dignity College of Healthcare Accredited? 

YES, we are nationally accredited (authorized to offer the surgical technician certification course as well as other courses) under the 'low tuition, no government funding' category. We are a legit school, authorized to offer healthcare certificate programs in the United States. Register with confidence.


2. Is the surgical tech certification acceptable in my state?

YES, Please check your state below for possible restrictions. 

Dignity College of Healthcare online surgical technician certification is accepted in the following 41 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming. The remaining 9 states not mentioned depends on the facility.


3. Do I need to complete my scrub hours before sitting for the surgical tech national certification exam?

NO. You are able to sit for your national certification exam immediately after course completion and receive your certificate if you choose to certify with HPCT. Every certifying agency is different.


4. Do I need to take the EKG Tech course?

No, the EKG Technician course is a bonus we offer to all surgical tech students who need it at no extra cost.


5. Do I need to take the Pre-Surgical Tech course?

YES, each student is required to take the pre-surgical tech course before the Surgical Tech. If you feel you have grounds for exemptions, email [email protected] with your supporting documents for possible consideration. 


6. Are there specific times I need to be online?

NO, Our course is designed for busy individuals. You log in and log out at your own pace and time.


7. How do I find a place for externship?

Complete your course and approach surgery centers or hospitals with your completion certificate and national certificate. We do not assist with internship location securement.


8. Can I complete my scrubs where I work?

YES, we do NOT control where you complete your scrubs. It is the responsibility of each student to find their externship place and complete their scrub hours.


9. How do I sign up?

Only 2 steps: 1. Pay. 2. Fill out the registration form on this page.


10. How do I know where I am sitting for the national exam?

If you choose HPCT, You can actually test from your computer on your exam date with your proctor monitoring you on web cam.


11. Why does DCH use Healthcare Professionals Competency Testing  for certification?

We use HPCT exam certification because it is accepted in the 50 states. 9 out of the 50 states would depend on the employers. The remaining 41 states readily accept it. HPCT would also allow you to test from your computer while an exam proctor monitors you from their location. This has been proven to be more convenient for our students who are located all over United States.


12. How many students enroll into Dignity College?

In Over a decade of operation, we have graduated over 7,000 students working in different Unites States territories as well as some parts of Canada


13. What if I do not complete my course in 4 months?

Four months is the recommended time of completion. Students can always request for an extension. However, if student fails to complete the course within 10 months of registration, He/she is subject to $300 re-enrollment fee.



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