A surgical technology degree makes it possible to be in an operating room without actually having to cut someone open. A degree or certificate in surgical technology provides students with the skills to work alongside an operating team of doctors and nurses. These degree programs are often completed in a minimum of two years and are mostly offered within allied health education programs, which are typically offered at vocational schools. The objective of a surgical technology degree is to teach students surgical procedures and the skills needed to support medical professionals in the operating room. Coursework can include anatomy, microbiology, sterilization techniques, equipment handling and patient care. Much of the training involves hands-on-learning. Maybe not with real patients at first, but students actively learn how to handle supplies and other health and safety procedures. This degree is great for those that enjoy working in a team environment and don’t mind the sights and smells of bodily fluids.
Community College of Allegheny County offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 19 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 14 Associate's degrees, and 5 Certificates.
Harrisburg Area Community College offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a large, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 12 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 11 Associate's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Pennsylvania College of Technology offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 10 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 8 Associate's degrees, and 2 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA||65 : 1||16,031|
|Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA||29 : 1||1,811|
|Harrisburg Area Community College Harrisburg, PA||60 : 1||17,422|
|Delaware County Community College Media, PA||80 : 1||10,703|
|Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, PA||18 : 1||4,972|
|Pittsburgh Technical College Oakdale, PA||24 : 1||1,744|
|Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA||30 : 1||1,834|
|Luzerne County Community College Nanticoke, PA||49 : 1||4,920|
|Great Lakes Institute of Technology Erie, PA||16 : 1||442|
|Montgomery County Community College Blue Bell, PA||63 : 1||10,309|
|University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Johnstown, PA||17 : 1||2,465|
|Lackawanna College Scranton, PA||62 : 1||1,991|
|Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences Reading, PA||330|
|Pittsburgh Career Institute Pittsburgh, PA||4 : 1||66|
|Alvernia University Reading, PA||23 : 1||2,731|
|Platt College-McCann-Allentown Allentown, PA||82 : 1||491|
|Platt College-McCann-Lewisburg Lewisburg, PA||47 : 1||233|