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Surgical Technology

Passing the Scalpel

First on duty

The first members of a surgical team to scrub up are the surgical technologists who prepare the instruments surgeons use, handing each one to them during an operation.

It’s an important function on the surgical team and our program will prepare you to take your place next to the surgeon. 

We also offer you the opportunity to earn a Central Processing Distribution certificate first and work as a sterile processing technician while completing your associate degree. This would provide you with a great experience in your field and an income while still in college.

For a look at all the courses in our program, consult the course list.

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Surgical Technology

Hospital as classroom

Our faculty have all worked on surgical teams as a surgical technologist and will make sure you know what to expect.

You’ll learn in classroom, lab and on clinical assignment in a hospital as you gain the skills necessary to assist a surgeon in an operating room.

Your courses will include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Orientation to Central Processing Distribution Technician
  • Introduction to Surgical Patient Care Techniques
  • Surgical Specialties
  • And more!

And the credits you earn in our courses will transfer to a four-year college or university if you’re  interested in earning a bachelor’s degree and taking on greater responsibilities in the operating room.

Ready for surgery?

Professor Elizabeth Ness is our program advisor and can answer your questions. Contact her at or 586.286.2192.

A shortage of scrub techs

There’s a great need for surgical technologists (also called scrub techs in hospitals) and you shouldn’t have any problem finding work after you complete our program.

Use this handy tool to see what’s available locally and what you can expect to earn.

And if you aren’t recruited out of the program or during your clinicals, our Career Services team can help you with the job search, preparing for interviews and polishing your resume.

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