Individuals interested in a career in healthcare
Recent high school graduates
Current healthcare workers looking to upskill or grow their career
Join the fast-paced, rewarding medical field as a surgical technologist. By supporting surgeons in the operating room, you’ll support positive patient outcomes and gain skills needed to launch your career in healthcare — without years of schooling.
Weekly time commitment
Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, work alongside surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals during a surgical operation. You’ll make good money working in a fast-paced, stimulating environment that is not for the faint of heart. Surgical technologists are exposed to intense medical situations and must remain calm in high-stress, life-or-death scenarios. You must be prepared to work in these extreme environments.
This surgical technologist program provides students with hands-on learning experiences. Surgical procedures are demonstrated using virtual tools or live-recorded video and are simulated — allowing you to immerse yourself in a virtual experience that is engaging, safe and repeatable.
This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Professionals who earn the NCCT designation have the clinical skills and knowledge for maintaining asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs and remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient.
Siena Heights University’s Workforce Development certificate programs were built to meet the needs of modern-day students. You can start learning as soon as today and be on the path to a fulfilling new career in just a few weeks or months.
Online and self-paced coursework
Fulfilling, flexible job opportunities
Clinicals included (if necessary)
Certificates matched to industry demands
Surgical technologists in the 90th percentile of earners in their field make more than $29 per hour.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics