Surgical Technology Program | Pittsburgh Career Institute

Surgical Technology


SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATES IN SPECIALIZED TECHNOLOGY (AST) DEGREE PROGRAM

Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) offers a comprehensive Surgical Technology training based on the guidelines of the Association of Surgical Technologist (AST) Core Curriculum. PCI’s expert instructors are Certified Surgical Technologists (CST) through the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA).

Students are taught in both classroom and hands-on laboratory (mock surgery) settings, with instruction on such crucial skill sets as critical thinking under pressure, case preparation and management, anticipation of surgeon’s needs, and anticipation of patient needs and safety, among others. The required clinical and externship provides students with supervised experiences in real-world surgical facilities.

Students who fulfill all program requirements will earn an Associates in Specialized Technology (AST) degree in just 15 months, enabling them to seek employment as entry-level Surgical Technologists.

Concepts & Skills Taught

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Surgical pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Surgical procedures and techniques
  • Aseptic technique
  • Surgical instrumentation
  • Organizing the surgical suite
  • Preparing and draping the patient’s skin
  • Application of surgical dressings
  • Clinical externship
  • Much more

Career Outcomes

  • Hospitals
    • Operating Room
    • Central Sterile Processing
  • Physicians Office
    • Private Scrub
  • Medical Equipment Sales
    • Orthopedic Implants
    • Pacemakers
    • Lasers
  • Organ Recovery
  • Surgery Centers
    • Operating Room
    • Central Sterile Processing
  • Eye Centers
    • Cataracts
  • Hair Clinics
    • Hair Transplantation

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PROGRAMMATIC ACCREDITATION

The Surgical Technology AST Degree program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).

 

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