Where Can I Find Online Surgical Tech Degree Programs?

Completion of an accredited education program in surgical technology is a prerequisite for earning certification as a surgical technologist or operating room technician. Continue reading to explore some sample online programs for aspiring surgical techs. Schools offering Surgical Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Role and Training for a Surgical Tech

Surgical technologists serve as important members of surgical teams in hospitals and operating rooms. Programs in this field are available online through a number of accredited schools. Graduates of these programs are eligible to apply for certification in their state of residence.

Important Facts About Online Surgical Tech Programs

Common Courses Surgical procedures, clinical education, medical terminology, surgical techniques, microbiology, anatomy, pharmacology, pathophysiology
Online Availability Classes fully online, on-campus labs may be required
Prerequisites Drug screening and criminal background check may be required
Possible careersOperating room technician, surgical first assistant

Kirkwood Community College

Iowa's Kirkwood Community College offers a surgical technology degree program that can be taken at the Cedar Rapids campus in the spring and online in the fall. The curriculum allows students to learn about various techniques for many types of surgeries, including oral, vascular, orthopedic and neurological. The distance education curriculum differs slightly from that of the on-campus program, and students considering this mode of study should speak to an advisor about the online requirements.

Laramie County Community College

Each August, Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, offers its surgical technology courses online for certified surgical techs seeking an Applied Science degree. Prerequisite courses must have been taken in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical microbiology, pathophysiology and healthcare ethics.

Southeast Community College

The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program at Southeast Community College in Nebraska can be taken on campus or fully online. Students will have the opportunity to learn about surgical supplies and instruments, pre-operative processes, patient monitoring techniques and pharmacology. They will study methods for basic surgeries and more specialized procedures and surgeries, such as endoscopies, transplants, reconstructive surgeries and neurological surgeries. Students will prepare to take the national certification exam, for which they can sit prior to graduating from this program.

Presentation College

Students can earn an online Certificate in Surgical Technology from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Graduates of this program can go on to earn an Associate of Science through the college's surgical tech completion program. Students will study basic and advanced surgical techniques, biomedical science and pharmacology. A clinical practicum in a designated hospital operating room is included in the program.

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