Learn About the Program

To learn more about the Surgical Technology Program, join us on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at either 12pm or 4pm in Wile Hall, Room 320. We will introduce the program and answer your questions.

Surgical technologists are skilled professionals qualified by education to assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and/or other surgical personnel.

Surgical technologists help set up operating rooms with sterile equipment and assemble, adjust, and check nonsterile equipment. They pass instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeon, may hold retractors, cut sutures, and count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments as well as clean and restock the operating room.

Surgical technologists typically work in hospitals and outpatient centers and may also work as medical sales representatives.

What They Do

Surgical technologists are skilled professionals qualified by education to assist in operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses and/or other surgical personnel.

Surgical technologists help set up operating rooms with sterile equipment and assemble, adjust, and check nonsterile equipment. They pass instruments and sterile supplies to the surgeon, may hold retractors, cut sutures, and count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments as well as clean and restock the operating room.

Surgical technologists typically work in hospitals and outpatient centers and may also work as medical sales representatives.

  • 11 months; full-time days, typical hours 7 am – 3:30 pm

Duration of Education

  • 11 months; full-time days, typical hours 7 am – 3:30 pm

Application Deadline

  • April 15, 2022

Program Start Date

  • July 29, 2022

Key Dates

Application Deadline

  • April 15, 2022

Program Start Date

  • July 29, 2022

$4,200 plus books/uniforms/fees

This program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Cost

$4,200 plus books/uniforms/fees

This program is not eligible for FAFSA funding.

Certificate

Certificate or Degree

Certificate

The national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST™) exam pass rate results for the class graduating in the academic year:

  • Aug. 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018 was 100 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 was 100 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020 was 92 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021 was 100 percent

Outcomes Assessment

The national Certified Surgical Technologist (CST™) exam pass rate results for the class graduating in the academic year:

  • Aug. 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018 was 100 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019 was 100 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2019 - July 31, 2020 was 92 percent
  • Aug. 1, 2020 - July 31, 2021 was 100 percent
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
  • High school diploma or GED
  • You must be a United States Citizen or possess a permanent resident card, commonly called a green card in the United States.

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program
  • High school diploma or GED
  • You must be a United States Citizen or possess a permanent resident card, commonly called a green card in the United States.

First semester (orientation and core curriculum): medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, introduction to patient care, surgical applications and surgical instrumentation.

Second and third semesters (Level I and Level II): surgical instrumentation, surgical techniques, surgical procedures, clinical experience, clinical practicum, surgical techniques lab, and professional growth and development.

Summary/Course of Study

First semester (orientation and core curriculum): medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, introduction to patient care, surgical applications and surgical instrumentation.

Second and third semesters (Level I and Level II): surgical instrumentation, surgical techniques, surgical procedures, clinical experience, clinical practicum, surgical techniques lab, and professional growth and development.

  • Read, write, understand and verbally communicate in fluent English (includes questioning patients, relaying information to others and receiving information)
  • Stand, walk or sit for up to eight hours a day, five days a week
  • Carry, reach, stoop and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity (using forceps to move an object, handling needles and syringes, etc.)
  • Have a visual acuity (either on your own or with corrective lenses) that enables you to read information printed on medication labels
  • Have enough color vision to recognize differences in colors of solutions and sutures
  • Have an auditory acuity (either on your own or with auditory aids) that allows you to understand a normal speaking voice without seeing the speaker's face

Technical Standards

  • Read, write, understand and verbally communicate in fluent English (includes questioning patients, relaying information to others and receiving information)
  • Stand, walk or sit for up to eight hours a day, five days a week
  • Carry, reach, stoop and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Have sufficient manual dexterity (using forceps to move an object, handling needles and syringes, etc.)
  • Have a visual acuity (either on your own or with corrective lenses) that enables you to read information printed on medication labels
  • Have enough color vision to recognize differences in colors of solutions and sutures
  • Have an auditory acuity (either on your own or with auditory aids) that allows you to understand a normal speaking voice without seeing the speaker's face

If interested in applying, please click the links below to download the program booklet, application, and reference form

You may also request an application packet be mailed or you may pick up information in person.

To request information:

Email: learning@iuhealth.org

Phone: 317.962.5470

IU Health Methodist Hospital
Wile Hall, Room 629
PO Box 1367
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1367

Surgical Technology Program Director
Terry Myers
, RN
Phone: 317.962.1864

Application/Contact Information

If interested in applying, please click the links below to download the program booklet, application, and reference form

You may also request an application packet be mailed or you may pick up information in person.

To request information:

Email: learning@iuhealth.org

Phone: 317.962.5470

IU Health Methodist Hospital
Wile Hall, Room 629
PO Box 1367
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1367

Surgical Technology Program Director
Terry Myers
, RN
Phone: 317.962.1864

The Anatomy and Physiology Course is not required to take prior to the program but highly recommended.

If you would like to register for the Anatomy and Physiology course offered at IU Health, please see our information/registration form.

For further questions regarding the course, contact learning@iuhealth.org or 317.962.5470

Anatomy and Physiology Course

The Anatomy and Physiology Course is not required to take prior to the program but highly recommended.

If you would like to register for the Anatomy and Physiology course offered at IU Health, please see our information/registration form.

For further questions regarding the course, contact learning@iuhealth.org or 317.962.5470