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Surgical Technology

Program Description

Certificate Program (81.5 Quarter Credits / 55 Weeks / 1300 Clock Hours )

The Surgical Technology Program at Medical Career Institute is accredited through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Students are trained to become multi-faceted members of the surgical team to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgical procedures. The program includes well balanced on-campus time for lectures and demonstrations and on-campus (work-simulated) operating room laboratory for mock practice surgical procedures, proper scrub area and storage area. The off-campus Clinical Externship module of the curriculum is structured to include supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at clinical externship sites such us hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics.

Cohort Start Dates: 

February 2024 - Morning

May 2024 - Evening 

November 2024-Morning


Morning Schedule:

Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Evening Schedule:

Monday - Thursday

4:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Surgical Technology: Admission Requirements

  • All candidates required an Associate Degree in order to be considered for MCI's Surgical Technology program. 

  • Additional Requirements:

    • 18 Years of Age​

    • Valid Photo ID

    • Pre-Admission Interview 

Program Objectives:

Teaching courses in terminology, anatomy, physiology, math, law, ethics, patient needs, patient care concepts, pharmacology, microbiology and surgical Procedure. 

Providing clinical activities within on-campus work-simulated training laboratories that includes knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment's, operating room design and set up for surgical procedures, surgical scrubbing, gowning and gloving, setting up the sterile field, following aseptic techniques, assisting other team members in the field, passing and retrieving instrument during surgery, counting surgical items for patient safety, end of the procedures room clean up and proper technique of handling of sharps and biohazard materials.

Providing students with off campus clinical externship experience includes a supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at  a clinical site (hospitals and surgical centers). 

At the completion of the program, the diligent student will be:

Establish eligibility to test for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credentialing exam administered by the National Board Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Proficient in performing entry-level surgical technician tasks and responsibilities.

Able to seek entry-level employment in facilities such as hospital’s, surgery centers, endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics and more.

Awarded a Certificate of Completion of Surgical Technology progam. 

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