Program Description

Surgical technologists are highly trained individuals qualified by didactic and clinical training to provide services in the operating room. They function in association with nurses and surgeons to help provide high-quality care of the surgical patient.

Onondaga's Surgical Technology program was designed to fill the personnel needs of area hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, and surgeon's offices for surgical technologists. The demand locally and nationally for trained surgical technologists is constant. Even if you have no previous experience in the health field, you can be prepared for employment after eleven months of study (see special admission requirements). If you are a homemaker, recent high school graduate or displaced worker, or if you desire a career change, this program may be of interest to you.

The Surgical Technology program includes clinical experiences that begin during the first semester and continue until completion of the program. You will gain your clinical experiences in the hospital and outpatient surgery centers in Syracuse and its surrounding area.