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    Surgical Technology

    The Triton College Surgical Technology Program prepares the student to work as part of a team providing surgical patient care. Surgical technologists most often function in the scrub role, but their responsibilities may include a variety of duties before, during and after surgery. The program includes theory, simulation laboratory, and clinical components. Students receive supervised experience at several cooperating area hospitals.

    A variety of employment opportunities exist in hospitals, surgical centers, birthing centers and other health care agencies. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the need for surgical technologists will increase by approximately 15% between now and 2024.

    The Surgical Technology Program is a selective enrollment program, meaning applicants must qualify for the program before they are accepted. Acceptance is awarded by a point system; applicants with the highest points are accepted first. Points are accumulated from the grades earned from successful completion of the prerequisite and general education courses that are a part of the surgical technology program’s curriculum. All Math, Science, and Allied Health courses expire 5 years from the time they were taken and must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher. Acceptance is awarded every fall semester.

    Program Requirements and Prerequisite Courses: Click HERE.

    Complete a Triton College Application  Click here!

    Complete a Health Careers Application. Click here! Applicants should not apply to the Surgical Technology program until they have successfully completed the requirements for the program. Acceptance is awarded every fall semester.

    Review Program Admission Check List. Click here!

    Attendance at an Information Session - REQUIRED. Click HERE for Information Session dates, times, locations and to register.

    Additional Program Information: Click HERE.

    General Education Courses:
    Completion of these courses will increase an applicant’s chances for acceptance, due to the program awarding acceptance by a point system.
    AHL 120 Comprehensive Medical Terminology
    BIS 136 Functional Human Anatomy 1 OR BIS 240 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
    MAT 055 Algebra & Geometry I
    AHL 202 Comprehensive Ethics
    RHT 101 Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I
    BIS 222 Principles of Microbiology
    PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
    SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
    SPE 101 Principles of Effective Speaking

    Applicants should not apply to the Surgical Technology program until they have completed the prerequisite requirements and have taken some of the classes that are a part of the programs curriculum. Acceptance is awarded every Fall semester.


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