Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program
03/2020: All programs have been converted to online. Enrollment and financial aid can be done from home. You can start your program ONLINE at Stautzenberger College today. The College moved to online instruction for all our programs to be in compliance with Governor Mike DeWine’s executive order.
Don’t postpone enrolling. Use your time wisely and enroll today. Start with our new online lectures, then complete the hands-on training when in-school classes resume.
The Surgical Technology program is now offered at both the Maumee and Brecksville Campus! Enroll today.
As a Surgical Technologist, your work is critical to a successful surgery. Although you might not be performing the surgery, you will be directly assisting those who are. Without you, the medical team might not be able to perform as efficiently or safely.
Our instructors have worked in the medical field for years, so they incorporate real-life examples into their lessons. Before you graduate, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in a healthcare setting. Work with trained professionals who could even become your future employers.
Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the Certified Surgical technologist (CST) exam by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for Surgical Technologists is expected to increase by nine percent between 2016 and 2026.1
1 onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2055.00, retrieved 2/11/2020
The Surgical Technology program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) at the Brecksville Campus
Program length – 18 months
Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program includes an externship in a healthcare setting prior to graduation, providing real-world work experience.
Surgical technologists assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. Their duties include setting up the operating room, preparing patients for surgery and preparing surgical equipment. During surgery they may pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help manage surgical instruments and supplies.
Demand for surgical technologists is expected to grow by 14% with 24,600 new job openings through 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16