The Surgical Technologist is an essential surgical team member. We prepare and organize the operating room equipment, surgical instruments and sterile supplies. ST's become a "third hand" to surgeons by assisting at the surgical field. The best surgical technologists are detail-oriented and have excellent dexterity.
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The HACC Surgical Technology program is accredited and meets Pennsylvania's Education Requirement (pdf) for Surgical Technologists. Our students meet National Standards making them eligible to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Although many schools offer similar degree options, not all schools are accredited.
Surgical technologists work in hospitals, physician offices, outpatient and same- day surgery centers. Our program leads straight into an occupation.
The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates employment will grow 15% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than average.
Education advancement opportunities are available to you. HACC partners with University of Phoenix. You can earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Management in as little as 13 months. Pursuing a leadership degree will prepare graduates for management, education or administrative careers.
Franklin, Shippensburg and Immaculata University offer advancement options in healthcare management as well.
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Applied Science Degree, Surgical Technology
Use the online application to apply for admission to HACC. This is the first step to enrolling in credit courses to get a degree. After you apply, you will receive a letter in the mail which contains your student H number and email.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine your qualifications for student loans.
HACC operates with open admissions by offering admittance to all students who apply to the college. This does not guarantee admission to the clinical component of the ST program. Your advisor will assist you with your first semester course selection.
After completing your first semester at HACC, sign up via Navigate here to schedule a 1 hour advising appointment with PD, Emily Simms.
The HACC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (https://arcstsa.org); Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 727-210-2350.
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