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Surgical Technology

This program prepares graduates with entry-level abilities in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) learning domains in surgical technology.

This program provides you with a unique career ladder: earn a Skill Specific Certificate in Central Processing Distribution Technician (regular admission procedures apply) in one semester, preparing you for an entry-level position as a sterile processing technician. Then, you may choose to apply through selective admissions to the Associate of Applied Science Degree Program in Surgical Technology, which prepares you for a supporting role as a member of the surgical team.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will sit for the national certification examination. Those who pass the examination earn the title of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST). Macomb’s CST pass rate was 89% in 2017-18, 90% in 2016-17, and 78% in 2015-16.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Surgical Technology

  1. Save $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  2. More than 190 private and transfer scholarships available
  3. What you need to succeed, including free tutoring

Surgical Technology Courses at Macomb

  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Orientation to Central Processing Distribution Technician
  • Central Processing Distribution Technician Clinical
  • Introduction to Surgical Patient Care Techniques
  • Surgical Clinical 1 & 2
  • Surgical Specialties 1 & 2
  • Surgical Pharmacology
  • Surgical Seminar

Career Opportunities in Surgical Technology

With a Skill Specific Certificate in Surgical Technology – Central Processing Distribution Technician, you will be qualified for positions that include sterile processing technician. With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology, you will be qualified for positions that include surgical technologist.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


Accreditation

Both the associate degree and certificate programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 , Clearwater, FL 33763, 727.210.2350, on recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, 303.694.9262.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Surgical Technology Program?

For more information, contact the program advisor: Professor Elizabeth Ness, 586.286.2192, nesse@macomb.edu.

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