What does a Surgical Technologist do?
Surgical Technologists play an important role as part of the medical team providing surgical care.
Surgical Technologists prepare both the patient and the operating room for surgeries; sterilize equipment and instruments; pass instruments to surgeons during surgery; assist the surgical team by holding organs in place or using retractors during the surgery, and dress the wound and transfer patients to recovery rooms.
Join our Surgical Technologist program!
Our experienced Surgical Technology faculty combine classroom instruction and hands-on learning – in one of our Surg Tech labs – to fully prepare students to be successful in any Operating Room.
With opportunities at area hospitals, every student is required to complete a 500-hour externship to hone their skills in a real operating room working on real patients. Under the guidance of an experienced Surgical Technologist Instructor, students on externship gain the experience they need to enter this profession with confidence!
All graduates will be prepared to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) certification (our faculty even holds special study sessions to prepare YOU for your certification
Learn and practice the core skills of the surgical technology field like reading medical charts, monitoring vital signs, operating room setup and teardown, preparing sterile dressings, and passing instruments.
Our on-site lab will allow you to practice:
- Surgery Scrub-in
- Mock Surgeries
- Patient Care
A Full Experience
Additional curriculum is geared toward giving you a full view of the body’s systems (anatomy, pathophysiology) as well as medical terminology. Our program covers surgical specialities including ENT Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Cardiac Surgery.
Notable employers of our graduates include:
Cancer Treatment Center of America
Hillcrest Medical Center
Muskogee Regional Medical Center
Oklahoma Surgical Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital
Saint John Owasso
Tulsa Spine and Specialty Hospital
Union Pines Surgery Center
For detailed tuition information, student outcomes and statistics, view our Gainful Employment Disclosures for a Diploma in Surgical Technology.
Surgical Technologist Certification Pass Rate*
Outcome Assessments Results for Reporting Year 2016
Pass Rate: 41%
*As reported to the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).
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