On June 25, nine students graduated from Central Tech’s Surgical Technology program and are now ready to join the workforce.

Ashlyn Brixie from Hominy, Lori Cook from Mannford, Kimberly Hightower and Samantha Hula from Stroud, Addie Lancaster from Bristow, Elizabeth Stambaugh from Davenport, Ashley Nishimuta from Cushing, Brandy Valenzuela from Depew, and Crystal Watts from Prague finished the 10-month program that started in August.

These students are now eligible to take the national surgical technologist certification exam. Passing the exam will certify them to work as a surgical technologist anywhere in the United States.

The surgical technology program at Central Tech is designed to prepare students for a career in the medical field. Students learn the fundamentals of being a surgical technologist, maintaining a sterile field and overall training to perform tasks related to surgery in and out of the operating room.

Students can begin their career as surgical technologists, or can use their training for a different career path, such as a medical sales representative.

Central Tech congratulates this group of hard-working students for their accomplishment and wishes them well in their future endeavors.

Central Tech is a career and technical training center with locations in Drumright and Sapulpa, Okla. Central Tech offers hundreds of career choices in either full-time or short-term adult education courses, with certifications and licensure available in most areas of study. Central Tech also offers assistance to area businesses with safety training, business development and more.