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 alongside 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.
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 learn these techniques:
- Provide surgical Patient Care
- Complete a surgical scrub
- Don sterile gown and gloves
- Open and setup the sterile field for surgery
- Scrub in with the surgeon and surgical team
- Pass instruments and hold retractors
- Pass and cut suture
- Complete the instrument and supply counts
- Apply a sterile dressing
- Turnover an operating room
Additional Curriculum geared towards:
- Medical terminology
- General Surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive