Surgical Technician

Credit Option
Non credit
Program Type

Surgical Technicians usually work in hospitals, day surgery clinics and other health care settings.

Under direct supervision, the surgical technicians are members of the operating room team that most commonly includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses. Before an operation, surgical technicians help prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, sterile drapes, and sterile solutions. They assemble both sterile and non-sterile equipment, as well as adjust and check to ensure all equipment is working properly.

This course will cover the surgical technician’s role beginning from pre-op preparation, during the operative procedure and finish with post-operative room break down.

Certification Opportunities

After completing this program, learners will have the opportunity to take the leading national/industry-recognized certification exam(s) essential to entry-level employment in this fast-growing field.

National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Surgical Technician Certification (SURG)

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Learners who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As learners progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note: Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

Course Details

Course Dates

Self-paced online content. Start anytime. Take up to six months to complete.



Who Will Benefit

  • Those interested in entry-level jobs in healthcare
  • Healthcare professionals seeking to advance their career
Phone Number
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Levermore Hall, 303
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