Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Surgical technology is a fascinating, challenging and exciting field in healthcare. Surgical Technologists work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. Surgical Technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a surgeon’s performance of invasive therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.

Our program at SCCC is approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). This accreditation gives our graduates the eligibility to take the national certification examination that would enable them to work anywhere in the country.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

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This nationally accredited certificate program is 12 months in length, beginning each September and concluding each August. This highly competitive program is limited in class size, and is held at the SCCC campus, with some class offered on-line or as hybrid classes (on campus and on-line). Currently students complete their offsite clinical rotations at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Newton Medical Center, Overlook Hospital, Saint Clare’s Hospital (Dover and Denville campuses) and Eye Care Northwest.

Career Options

Students completing the Surgical Technology program are eligible to take the national certification examination required for credentialing as a certified surgical technologist (CST). Surgical Technologists can function as a Scrub Surgical Technologist, a circulating Surgical Technologist or a Second Assisting Technologist. Graduates are employed by hospitals and surgery centers.