Surgical Technology A.A.S.

Gloves, scrubs, support, and save lives.

Get started in the exciting field of surgical medicine! You'll learn how to scrub and assist during operating procedures, how to prepare, maintain, clean, and store instruments, and how to become a valuable component of a surgical team.  

Surgical Technology
Program Type
Career Program,
2 Years

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OCC’s Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP) and teaches graduates how to collaborate with nurses and surgeons to provide high-quality care for surgical patients. 

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Graduates are prepared for a career as a surgical technologist in an operating room or surgeon's office. Many graduates have also gone on to further their education, and now hold positions as nurses, physician's assistants, or surgeon's assistants. At the completion of the program, you will be eligible to sit for the National Certifying Exam administered by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).  

New York State prides itself in the high quality of its licensed and certified professionals.

For the protection of its citizens, each license and certificate have requirements that individuals must meet in order to be licensed or certified in New York State. OCC’s academic programs leading to licensure or certification are carefully designed to meet and exceed these New York State and national requirements. This is a role SUNY plays in protecting the public. However, other states frequently have their own requirements.

Graduates of Onondaga Community College's Surgical Technology A.A.S program are eligible to sit for a nationally recognized credentialing exam. Onondaga Community College cannot determine whether its educational program curriculum for Surgical Technology sufficient to meet any additional licensure and certification requirements for practicing in Surgical Technology in States and U.S. territories other than New York.

Enrolled students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact their State’s licensure entity (if not practicing in New York) to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by their state(s) of choice. We encourage you to talk to your program director if you plan to practice in a State other than New York after graduation.   


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