Surgical Technology - Diploma
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.
View certification and graduate placement statistics and Gainful Employment information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information required by federal Gainful Employment regulations.
Review the Admissions Checklist, Essential Skills form, and Admissions Application. If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the above information, you may contact Tammy Nelson at email@example.com
Non-Certified Surgical Technologists
- Are you an on-the-job trained surgical technologist?
- Did you graduate from a non-CAAHEP accredited program in Surgical Technology?
- Do you need to obtain your national certification in Surgical Technology
The Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) program was developed to assist non-certified, currently practicing surgical technologists obtain the educational background required to sit for the certification examination with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Learn more about this program option and review the Admissions Checklist.