This program prepares students to seek employment as surgical technologists. Surgical technologists assist surgeons by keeping their instruments sterile and easily accessible. They also help move patients to and from operating rooms and ensure the rooms don’t become too congested. In short, they’re responsible for making the surgeon’s job as easy as possible while creating a safe environment for patients. The required courses cover introductory topics such as Operating Room Technique and Surgical Procedures. This program requires a separate application in addition to the application for general admission to OTC. To view application details, visit otc.edu/alliedhealth. Graduates will be qualified to take the national certification exam administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Job seekers can find positions in hospital surgery or labor and delivery areas, out-patient surgery centers or as private assistants for individual surgeons.
The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.