Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

With our personalized, one-on-one approach to education, you will have the opportunity to become a successful surgical technologist.

If you are a trustworthy, analytical thinker, have good physical stamina and like being active while you collaborate with others, our Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree program may be an option for you. You could be just steps away from earning your degree and working in an operating room alongside doctors and nurses who share your passion for patient care.

About Surgical Technology

As a surgical technologist, you will be a vital part of a surgical team and assist in the operating room under the supervision of surgical personnel. Your typical duties might include preparing the operating room and helping maintain a sterile area, which involves instruments, lighting and other equipment. Surgical technologists also help to prepare patients for surgery, move patients after surgery, pass surgical instruments to physicians during surgery and assist with wound care.

Learn more about our surgical technology program by downloading the program sheet.

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CST Exam Pass Rate

The Harrison Surgical Technology program graduates had a 90% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credentialing exam for the 2015 ARC/STSA annual report, well exceeding the minimum threshold of 70%. The Indianapolis-East campus had a certification exam pass rate of 79%, and the Fort Wayne campus had a certification pass rate of 100%.

Salary & Employment

According to O*Net, surgical technologists make an average of $42,720 annually and employment is projected to grow 22 percent or higher from 2012-2022. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that this growth is much faster than average for other occupations. 

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