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.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers 3 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 14 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 9 Certificates, and 5 Associate's degrees.
Siena Heights University offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 16 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees.
Northern Michigan University offers 2 Surgical Technology/Technologist degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 12 Surgical Technology/Technologist students graduated with students earning 12 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Long Island University Brookville, NY||33 : 1||15,546|
|Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health Omaha, NE||17 : 1||1,128|
|Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences Lancaster, PA||29 : 1||1,811|
|University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR||19 : 1||2,768|
|Radford University Radford, VA||22 : 1||11,870|
|University of Akron Main Campus Akron, OH||28 : 1||17,600|
|Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona, MN||54 : 1||5,548|
|New England Institute of Technology East Greenwich, RI||21 : 1||2,516|
|Cabarrus College of Health Sciences Concord, NC||16 : 1||475|
|University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR||28 : 1||6,265|
|Baptist Health System School of Health Professions San Antonio, TX||18 : 1||605|
|Inter American University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Arecibo, PR||54 : 1||4,063|
|Siena Heights University Adrian, MI||26 : 1||2,337|
|Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO||31 : 1||9,373|
|Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL||88 : 1||31,289|
|Alvernia University Reading, PA||23 : 1||2,731|
|Mount Aloysius College Cresson, PA||30 : 1||1,834|
|Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, FL||16 : 1||19,567|
|University of Saint Francis-Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN||17 : 1||2,249|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL||70 : 1||24,605|