Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment and help doctors during a range of surgical procedures. They also may be responsible for ensuring aseptic conditions in the operating room, as well as cleaning and preparing all instruments that might be needed in an operation.

This program prepares you for a career as a professional member of a surgical team. Students are involved in lecture and discussion classes as well as clinical learning experiences

The degree program is ideal for those interested in entering the field of surgical technology and who are looking for an accredited program to gain certification.

This is the only program of its kind in the Capital Region. It is only one of four similar programs in the SUNY system.

This program is offered through the Nursing and Surgical Technology Department.

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The Center for Careers and Transfer provides career resources and services and help in identifying your skills and interests and how they connect to career possibilities. Transfer counseling services are also available and a list of transfer agreements are posted.

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Department or program information:

Jodi Dorrough
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 236

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer 2024 Hours (May 20 - July 26): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223