Pitt-Johnstown Surgical Technology

If you are currently a high school student who is interested in the field of Surgical Technology, we recommend that your high school curriculum include science and math courses such as Chemistry, Biology and Algebra.

Surgical Technology

Applicants for the Surgical Technology program must be accepted to the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  After successfully completing two of the four prerequisite courses with a GPA of 2.0 or better, the student can then apply to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's School of Surgical Technology.  The hospital has a mandatory application and interview process that can be scheduled in the spring term of the student's first year. They will charge separate admission fees, ranging from $35 and up.

Note: All students seeking a Surgical Technology degree must successfully clear a criminal background check, an Act 33/34 clearance, drug screening and more before entering the clinical phase of the program. Failure to do so will prohibit clinical participation. It is important to note that, to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

More information can be found on the Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Surgical Technology website.

Additional fees from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center are incurred to the Surgical Technology student and are subject to change.  The current fees are as follows:




Spring Term, 1st Year

Application Fee

Prerequisite Clearances

Enrollment Fee

 $     35.00



Fall Term, 2nd  Year

Clinical Lab – Academic Fees

 $   494.00

Spring Term, 2nd  Year

Clinical Lab – Academic Fees


Summer Term, 2nd Year

Academic Fee

Association of Surgical Technologists Membership and Certification Exam



Prior to advancing to the clinical portion of the Program, the first-year courses must be completed with a QPA of 2.0 or greater with no course failures. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the clinical site, a distance of approximately 7 miles from Pitt-Johnstown.