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. Learn to sterilize equipment and instruments, pass instruments to surgeons, assist the surgical team, hold retractors, dress the wound, and transfer patients to recovery rooms.
Join our surgical technologist program!
Our experienced faculty combine classroom instruction and hands-on learning. Students train in our newly renovated surg tech lab to prepare for success in any operating room.
Every student is required to complete a 405-hour externship. With opportunities at area hospitals you will be able to work along side surgical professionals in real operating rooms. Under the guidance of an experienced surgical technologist instructor, students gain the experience they need to enter this profession with confidence!
The health and safety of patients, students, and faculty associated with the educational activities of the students must be adequately safeguarded. All activities required in the program must be educational and students must not be substituted for staff
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.
Cohort: 08/01/2019-07/31/2020 – CHANGE TO 08/01/2020-07/31/2021
Pass Rate: 68% – CHANGE TO 56.36
Learn and practice the core skills of the surgical technology field:
- Read medical charts
- Monitor vital signs
- Managing operating room setup and teardown
- Preparing sterile dressings
- Passing instruments in surgery
Our on-site lab prepares students to master these techniques:
- Surgery scrub-in
- Mock surgeries
- Patient care
Additional Curriculum geared towards:
- Medical terminology
- ENT surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Cardiac surgery