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Surgical Technology

About the Surgical Technology Program

The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program is comprised of a mix of general education courses, professional courses, laboratory and clinical sessions. This is unique in that the student participates in clinical practice in actual operating rooms during all four semesters. The academic emphasis as well as consistent exposure to the surgical environment prepares the student well for a career as a surgical technologist.

The Surgical Technology course sequence begins every Fall, although students may start general education classes during other semesters. Options are available for full or part time attendance, however clinical courses take place only during the day.

The education obtained in the program gives the student a broad base of knowledge in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, surgical technique and operative procedures. Graduates are expected to continue their professional growth by seeking national certification, developing expertise in specialty areas, and supporting their professional organization.

The Surgical Technology Program at the University of Saint Francis has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council for Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) since 1978.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs