Surgical Technology (ASCT)

Surgical Technology (ASCT)

Associate of Science Career/Tech

About This Degree

Program Number

6550

Estimated Program Length

2 Years

Location

Vincennes Campus

Contact

sesmith@vinu.edu

812-888-5893

University Catalog

Surgical Technology is an exciting and challenging allied health career. As critical members of the surgical team, surgical technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique, which they combine with knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and instrumentation and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

The demand for Certified Surgical Technologists continues to grow. Employment opportunities are found in a variety of medical settings such as operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, central supply, labor and delivery areas, cardiac catheterization laboratories, private physician offices, and other settings where invasive procedures are performed.

Vincennes University offers a two-year Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology. Graduates who wish to continue their education are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Science Degree options at the University of Southern Indiana.

ACCREDITATIONS
The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) as recommended by the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology (ARC-ST) and recognized by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST).

CAAHEP
25400 US Hwy 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

ARC-STSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
800-442-0770
www.arcst.org

Vincennes University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. Vincennes University maintains its accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission through the Academic Quality Improvement Program process (AQIP).

The Higher Learning Commission may be contacted at 312-263-0456 or www.hlcommission.org.

Upon successful program accreditation, graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

 

Pass rates for the NBSTSA certification exam:

Class of 2018 – 90%

Class of 2017 – 88%

Class of 2016 – 100%

  1. to this program is competitive. Please click on the following links to learn more about the individual program requirements, required courses, and commonly asked questions.

Surgical Technology Criminal History policy

Career Outcomes