Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Program Type:  Certificate

Program Length55 Weeks

Day Class:   05/24/21 (Last enrolling class without the Associate Degre requirement)

Eve Class:    10/04/21 (Associate Degree required to be considered for acceptance)

Day Schedule:   Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Eve Schedule:   Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM –  9:30 PM

Program Description

Certificate Program (81.5 Quarter Credits / 55 Weeks / 1300 Clock Hours ) 

The Surgical Technology Program at Medical Career Institute is accredited through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Students are trained to become multi-faceted members of the surgical team to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgical procedures. The program includes well balanced on-campus time for lectures and demonstrations and on-campus (work-simulated) operating room laboratory for mock practice surgical procedures, proper scrub area and storage area. The off-campus Clinical Externship module of the curriculum is structured to include supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at clinical externship sites such us hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics.

Admission Requirements

  • All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.

  • All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card

  • All candidates must possess at a minimum a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.

  • All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.

  • All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.

  • College Degree or College Credits, Admission’s Assessment Exam, Health Clearance and Immunizations, Cleared Criminal Background Check, Negative Drug Screening Results are required prior to the program acceptance.

  • After July 1st, 2021, all candidates applying into the Surgical Technology program must have a minimum of an Associate Degree. 

Program Objectives:


Teaching courses in terminology, anatomy, physiology, math, law, ethics, patient needs,
patient care concepts, pharmacology, microbiology and surgical procedures.


Providing clinical activities within on-campus work-simulated training laboratories that includes knowledge of surgical instruments and equipments, operating room design and set up for surgical procedures, surgical scrubbing, gowning and gloving, setting up the sterile field, following aseptic techniques, assisting other team members in the field, passing and retrieving instrument during surgery, counting surgical items for patient safety, end of the procedures room clean up and proper technique of handling of sharps and biohazard materials.


Providing students with off campus clinical externship experience that includes a supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at the clinical site (hospitals and surgical centers).

At the completion of the program,

the diligent student will be:


Proficient in performing entry-level surgical technician’s tasks and responsibilities.


Awarded a Certificate of Completion of an accredited Surgical Technology program.


Establish eligibility to test for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credentialing exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).


Able to seek entry-level employment in facilities such as hospital’s operating rooms, labor and delivery, endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics, outpatient surgical centers after passing credentialing exam.

Program Outcomes

Data is based on the 2017-2018 Reporting Period

Retention Rate: 92%

Credentialing Rate: 90%

Placement Rate: N/A

Professional Training = A Secure Future


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