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.
Below are the case requirements that are completed while a Surgical Technology student is on their clinical and externship rotations:
A total of 120 cases including:
Students who fulfill all program requirements will earn an Associates in Specialized Technology (AST) degree in as little as 70 weeks (18 months), enabling them to seek employment as entry-level Surgical Technologists.
Katie Hartman is Pittsburgh Career Institute’s Surgical Technology Program Director. She received her MBA from Grand Canyon University, her BS from Seton Hill, and her AST from Western School of Health and Business Careers.
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