Surgical Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)

Surgical Technology is an occupation that demands attention to detail and procedures. Surgical technologists provide care to surgical patients before, during and after surgery, and act as an integral part of the surgical team during surgery. Penn College's Surgical Technology major prepares the graduate to take the national certification exam in surgical technology, to enter the workforce, and to continue education.

Program Specs

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Laboratory time is essential for the Surgical Technology student to prepare for their clinical experience.
In the laboratory setting, Surgical Technology students spend time learning the various roles of the operating room team members.
The Surgical Technology laboratory has the capability to simulate the sterilization process, a vital part of Surgical Technology education.

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for surgical technologists was $41,790 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $29,710, and the top 10 percent earned more than $60,240.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 67,230 $20.53 $42,700
Offices of Physicians 11,720 $21.88 $45,500
Outpatient Care Centers 8,560 $21.91 $45,560
Offices of Dentists 4,120 $19.45 $40,460
Employment Services 1,350 $23.24 $48,340

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Students accepted into the Surgical Technology major will incur expenses for uniforms, malpractice insurance, clearances and certifications, etc. See the complete list.

Clubs & Activities

Student Society of Surgical Technologists

Students are encouraged to join the Student Society of Surgical Technologists (SSST)

View the entire clubs and organizations listing or the Greek Life page.

Notice of Conviction

Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.

Surgical Technology Advisory Committee

View Advisory Committee.

Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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