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Surgical Technology (AAS)

As highly-trained and specialized healthcare professionals, Surgical Technologists work alongside doctors and nurses to ensure optimal patient outcomes during surgical procedures. They assist in preparing patients for their surgeries and prepping the operating room for procedures from general surgery to intricate specialties like cardiac, thoracic, neurosurgery, and more. With a range of surgical cases and the use of the most modern medical technology on a daily basis, a career in surgical technology is endlessly interesting.

YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS PROGRAM IF:

  • Your goal is to begin a fast-paced, exciting, and life-saving career with an advanced credential (CST, Certified Surgical Technologist) and healthy employment outlook.
  • Earning your degree and beginning your career in only 2 years is appealing to you.
  • You’d like a college experience that includes a compact environment with small class sizes, individual advising, free tutoring, extracurricular offerings, and so much more.

CAREER OUTLOOK & GENERAL OVERVIEW

CAREER PATHS

Rewarding career options include:
  • Certified Surgical Technologist
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Operating Room Technologist

AVERAGE AGE

31
Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021

GRADUATION RATE

64%
of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

28:1
Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

$810,839.91
Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021

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THE SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY DEGREE PROGRAM

Designed and taught by experts in the field, the program will provide you with practical information and hands-on-experience to prepare you for a successful Surgical Technology career. In addition to in-field externships at our premier healthcare partner organizations, you can expect instruction in these areas:

  • Perioperative Services, Surgical Procedures, Pharmacology and Anesthesia
  • Interpersonal Communications, Medical Law and Ethics, Professional Development
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences (ex: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Interpersonal Communications, Electives etc.)

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Due to the on-campus and/or clinical requirements of this program, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation showing proof of vaccination during the enrollment process.

WHY IS PLAZA RIGHT FOR YOU?

We're glad you asked.

Academic Quality

Program Rigor, Subject-Matter-Expert Professors, and MSCHE Accreditation ensure an exceptional college education.

Competitive Tuition

Our tuition is not only of the lowest of any private college in New York State, but one of the lowest amongst all 4-year colleges in NYC.

Campus Location

Located in the heart of Queens, our Forest Hills campus is convenient and easily accessible by all public transportation and major highways.

On Your Time

Whether you need classes in the morning, in the evening, online, or a combination of all, flexible course scheduling gives you options.

Success Stories

Our 100+ year alumni network is ready and waiting to tell you how Plaza helped them get where they are today!

Support Network

Individual Advising, Free Tutoring, Student Life Activities, and Job Placement Services add to your college experience and graduation success.