Surgical Technology

The surgical technology AAS program is a 16-month, year-round program that prepares graduates to function as a health care team member under the supervision of registered professional nurses or licensed physicians. Students learn how to prepare the operating room, instruments, equipment and patients for surgical intervention, as well as maintain optimal sterile technique.

Students are admitted to the program each fall through a special petition process. Surgical technology is currently offered only at the West Campus in Pottstown.

The program integrates theory, laboratory simulations and hands-on clinical experiences. Graduates are competitive within the job market through completion of the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) prior to graduation.

Graduates secure employment in hospital operating rooms, physician office procedure rooms, freestanding ambulatory units, delivery rooms, sterile processing areas and acute critical care facilities. Many surgical technologists are directly employed by surgeons and may choose to specialize in selected types of surgery. Others become sales representatives of surgical equipment and supplies.

The Surgical Technology Program is fully accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Additional information regarding CAAHEP can be obtained by contacting the organization directly at 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org.

Learn more about our Surgical Technology AAS program.

Program Outcomes Assessment

Online Petition for Admission

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