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Undergraduate Certificate in Surgical Technology

 

 

This program has been discontinued and is not accepting applications at this time.

The Surgical Technologist is an important member of the patient care team, responsible for a wide variety of duties, including preparing the patient for surgery, assisting the surgeon and other operating room personnel, and participating in specialty procedures outside of the operating room.

The Certificate in Surgical Technology is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participate effectively in the perioperative environment. Course work includes an emphasis on the biological sciences, pharmacology, operating room technique, and professional conduct. A wide variety of surgical experiences is obtained at local hospitals and surgical facilities.

Upon completion of the 16-month program, the students receive a certificate and are eligible to begin work and take the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) national certification exam.

Surgical Technology Program Student Handbook (PDF)

Degree Requirements

Gainful Employment Information

Effective July 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with non-degree programs defined as “Gainful Employment programs” to disclose certain information about these programs.

Undergraduate Certificate in Surgical Technology Gainful Employment Report (PDF)

Contact

Jacquelynn Austin  |  jaustin@smumn.edu  |  (612) 238-4570