This program is designed to provide students with an academic and clinical background in the field of surgical technology. Students develop the skills necessary to be a knowledgeable, professional and responsible member of the surgical team. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in a number of health care facilities including hospitals, medical centers, and public and private surgical centers.
Total Credit Hours: 96
Available at these campuses: Fort Wayne, Indianapolis - East
* The number of "estimated total quarters" for each program assumes you are enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours per quarter) throughout the entire program.
Students taking more than 12 credit hours in a quarter will finish in fewer quarters; likewise, students taking fewer than 12 credit hours in a quarter may require
additional quarters. Transferred credits from previous colleges, testing out of classes, and successfully completing classes (avoiding having to repeat a class) may
also affect program length.
Career & Skills Related Details
Possible Job Titles
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau are charged with collecting and reporting data on total U.S. employment across the full spectrum of SOC major groups. Occupations are classified based on work performed and on the skills, education, and/or training needed to perform the work at a competent level. The link below includes possible job titles, SOC codes, National and Indiana State Median Incomes, and links to O*Net for additional job title information. This information was aggregated from O*Net and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Surgical Technology Job Titles and SOC Codes
Skills, Tasks & Knowledge of the Job
- Assist in the operating room under the supervision of surgical personnel
- Prepare operating room and help maintain a sterile area, including instruments, lighting, and other equipment
- Assist during surgeries, passing instruments and adjusting equipment as instructed by surgical personnel
- Stand for several hours at a time and have the ability to lift 50 pounds
- May assist in preparing patients for surgery and moving patients post-surgery
- Understanding of human anatomy and physiology, surgical procedures, medical terminology and pharmacology
Typical Work Environments
- Health care facilities including hospitals, medical centers, and public and private surgical centers
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used to classify workers into occupational categories in order to collect
statistical data. Information regarding the SOC system or specific SOC codes can be found on the
Bureau of Labor Statistics' website.
Elective Course Details
Note: Please see pages 2 and 3 for information regarding programmatic accreditation for this program.
Tuition & Fees Details
Tuition by Quarter: $6,200 full time
Tuition Program Fees by Quarter: $500
*Additional charges and fees may apply. Please refer to the Harrison College Catalog for more information.
We know how important it is for you to plan ahead with your budget, and that is why we have designed the Tuition Freeze Program to make your education both more affordable and predictable.