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 30% between now
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350, in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, (303) 694-9262. Graduates qualify to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for eligibility to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist examination.