Chloe Callahan came to SCTCC initially to play softball, but knew she wanted to get a degree in the medical field. After taking a look at the programs SCTCC offered, she found the best fit for her: Surgical Technology.
“It’s very hands-on,” says Chloe. “I don’t want to be sitting at a desk all day. I’m a very mechanical person.”
She’s never been queasy about blood, and she even watched surgery on her own finger.
“You do a lot more than I was expecting,” Chloe said when asked about the program. “You’re a very important part of this, and you’re able to anticipate what the surgeon will need next. It just comes second nature.”
After graduating, she’s not sure if she wants to work in a hospital or surgical center, and she’s hoping her time during clinicals will help her make the decision.
As for softball, Chloe played for two years while finishing up her prerequisites for the program. Now she’s put all her attention into the Surg Tech program, but she does still have her hands in softball: she’s the assistant softball coach.