With our partner institutions, Immaculata University’s Health Sciences and Services Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health with a specialization in Surgical Technology.
A surgical technologist is a member of the surgical team who is an expert in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique. Utilizing knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, surgical procedures and instrumentation, the technologist assists in surgically performed invasive and diagnostic procedures while maximizing patient safety.
Employment of surgical technologists is expected to increase 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow as the population ages and more surgical treatment is necessary. Hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and research facilities employ surgical technologists.
Learn more about the career outlook for this field at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then apply for the CAAHEP-accredited Surgical Technology program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences or Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences. You can then become a certified surgical technologist (CST) after passing the national certifying examination.