The OTC Surgical Technology Program prepares students to work in healthcare settings as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the surgical team. They aid surgeons by assembling sterile fields for procedures, passing them instruments in a timely manner and assisting with patient transport. Their ultimate job is to ensure surgical equipment functions properly and that the procedure is conducted under safe conditions.
The coursework is a combination of classroom learning and clinical application. Students will learn how to properly sterilize surgical instruments, how to process operating room turnover and what their role is during an operation.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology. Nearly all of our graduates find work within six months of earning their degree. Our graduates typically find work in hospital operating rooms, outpatient clinics or physicians’ offices.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.