What is Surgical Technology?
Surgical Technolgists are responsible for the preparation of operating rooms, obtaining and opening sterile supplies and devices, and assisting in preparing the patients for surgery by reviewing patient charts, monitoring vital signs, positioning the patient, and providing emotional support. They function as members of the surgical team who directly provides instruments for the surgeon.
What can I do with a Surgical Technology degree?
The need for Surgical Technologists is expected to grow much faster than average through the decade. Surgical Technologists work under the supervision of nurses and/or physicians performing procedures in operating rooms, departments of Emergency Medicine, delivery rooms, post-anesthesia care units, cardiac catherization laboratories, ambulatory surgery units, and gastrointestinal laboratories. After receiving an Associates Degree in Surgical Technology, students also have the opportunity continue their education at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and obtain a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare.
What kind of courses will I take?
The courses listed below are only a small glimpse into the Surgical Technology courses available on our campus. To view the full list of Surgical Technology course descriptions, click here.
Surgical Technology Links
These links have been provided for those who want more information on both the Pitt-Johnstown Surgical Technology Program, and the world of Surgical Technology as a whole.
Pitt-Johnstown Surgical Technology
Degree Requirements (.pdf)
Conemaugh Hospital: Surgical Technology
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