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Surgical Technology

Program Description

Surgical Technology Training

The primary functions of a surgical technologist are to assist the surgeon and operating team, maintain the sterile field and pass instruments. A surgical technologist can work in a hospital, outpatient surgery, private scrub for surgeons or private companies. Admission Requirements: High School diploma or GED®, TABE pre-entrance exam, manual dexterity.

This comprehensive program includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology/Pathophysiology/Medical Terminology
  • Anesthesia
  • Behavioral Science/Patient Care Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Technological Sciences

Upon competition, graduates are eligible to sit for the national certification exam and are provided the opportunity to receive 20 semester hours of credit in Allied Health at YSU.

Program Graduate Employment Statistics

Data listed here for the 2018-19 School Year unless otherwise noted.

Our student's CAAHEP/ARC/STSA outcome assessment certification pass ratings were 89%.

The Job Placement Rate percentages for the class was 83%.

The median loan debt incurred by students completing this program was $3,618.

Tuition charged for students who completed the program on-time was $6,365.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs the surgical technology program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of September 22, 2020.

Course Details

Total Hours: 1400

Published weeks: 40

Course Fee: $9000

Tuition: $7,365
Supplies/Assessments: $1,635
Application and Testing Fee: $70

Cost of books not included

Program Prerequisites:

High School Diploma or GED, TABE pre-enterance exam, manual dexterity

Financial Assistance

Available to those who qualify.

Additional Information

10 Months: August to June

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-3:00pm 

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Gainful Employment Disclosure

DOL Standard Occupation Classification Code (SOC): 29-2055

National Center for Education Statistics, CIP Code: 51.0909

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