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Surgical technologists are highly trained individuals qualified by didactic and clinical training to provide services in the operating room. They function in association with nurses and surgeons to help provide high-quality care of the surgical patient.

Onondaga's Surgical Technology program was designed to fill the personnel needs of area hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, and surgeon's offices for surgical technologists. The demand locally and nationally for trained surgical technologists is constant. Even if you have no previous experience in the health field, you can be prepared for employment after eleven months of study (see special admission requirements). If you are a homemaker, recent high school graduate or displaced worker, or if you desire a career change, this program may be of interest to you.

Please beware of the following statement before you enter into the Surgical Technology program:
Students with legal charges pending or who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may not be able to complete their clinical requirements.  In addition you also might have your certification delayed or denied or have other limitations placed on you that may limit your ability to practice.

The Surgical Technology program includes clinical experiences that begin during the first semester and continue until completion of the program. You will gain your clinical experiences in the hospital and outpatient surgery centers in Syracuse and its surrounding area.