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Surgical Technology

Over the shoulder shot of a student passing a scalpel to the surgeon
A Surgical Technology student prepares a surgery prep table with tools and supplies
A student in scrubs, a hair net, and a mask scrubs their hands with soap and water in a sink
Portrait of two Surgical Technology students in scrubs holding scalpels
Two Surgical Technology students in scrubs and their instructor stand over an operating table with tools and a dummy body
The Surgical Technology Program introduces students to allied health fundamentals, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology with a focus on surgical support and safety standards.

Students learn strategies to remain calm and think quickly during life-threatening emergencies, anticipate the needs of the patient and the surgeon and account for tools and instruments during surgical procedures. Students may have the opportunity to participate in internships, clinics,  job shadowing and other off-campus activities related to their labs to enhance their learning experience.

One Surgical Technology student adjusts an exam light while another student holds a scalpel

Career Opportunities:

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Circulating Technologist

*Some careers noted require additional education

A student in scrubs, a hair net, and a mask scrubs their hands with soap and water in a sink

Skills Gained:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Surgical Support
  • Sterile Processing

Hosa logo with the words future health professional
Career Technical Student Organization

HOSA - Future Health Professionals

HOSA is a global student-led organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services and several federal and state agencies. HOSA’s mission is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community, through education, collaboration, and experience. HOSA actively promotes career opportunities in the health industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA’s goal is to encourage all health science instructors and students to affiliate and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA Partnership.

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