What does a Surgical Technologist do?
Surgical technologists play an important role as part of the operating room team.
Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by creating a sterile field for surgeries. Surgical technology students learn how to set up for surgery, pass instruments, cut sutures, hold retractors, dress the surgical wound, and so much more!
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.
Pass Rate: 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