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.
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