Certificate or Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
Become a Surgical Technologist. A surgical technologist (ST) is educated in surgical instrumentation, procedures and practices. As an ST you will assist in surgical operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, and anesthesiologists. You will be a vital member of the operating room team.
Our three-semester certificate program includes classroom instruction, lab instruction in operating room techniques and clinical experience in hospital and surgery centers. We enhance your clinical skills as your knowledge and confidence increase under the guidance of a clinical instructor and preceptors in a surgical setting.
Our Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
College Admission First
Program Admission Second
Clinical experiences are opportunities to gain hands-on learning in a surgical setting. During these opportunities you will work with a variety of experienced surgical technologists called preceptors. The clinical instructor and preceptor will work hand in hand to acclimate you to the operating room environment. This will allow you to gain knowledge in the field of surgery to become a successful entry-level surgical technologist.
The surgical technology program faculty include a full-time certified surgical technologist program chair and a full-time certified surgical technology instructor. Our full-time liberal arts and sciences faculty members are Ph.D.-prepared and adept at integrating their subject matter into a comprehensive health science curriculum. As a student, you will receive an exceptional level of personalized instruction.
Once you have completed your degree you are required to sit for the National Certification Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting exam. This will allow you to practice a Certified Surgical Technologist nationally. Employment for Surgical Technologist is projected to grow as the volume of surgeries increase. For more detail and statistics about specific roles and job opportunities go to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
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