Surgical Sciences - Operating Room Technology

The SURG SCI program is designed for students that are looking towards a career in surgery such as: Sterile Processing, Surgical Technology, Surgical Physician's Assistant, Surgical Anesthesia, Surgical Perfusionist, Surgical Sales Representative, Operating Room Nurse, or Surgeon.

Students will develop valuable skills in sterile processing, surgical set up and instrumentation, surgical procedures, anatomy and physiology, and more. Students will learn the full surgical patient path, starting from diagnosis to recovery. They will learn how to set up and sterilize surgical instrumentation, as well as set up, and management of a surgical sterile field. Students will learn surgical assisting, as well as the roles of the additional staff in an operating room. 

Students will learn to critically think, as well as manage themselves and others in tense or crisis medical situations. They will work on professionalism, interview skills, and be encouraged to explore career paths that interest them. The program provides a core base advantage that a student may build a post-secondary degree, as well as equip them to enter the workforce in Sterile Processing Departments with a significant edge over other applicants. 

Career Paths

Sterile Processing Technician, Surgical Technologist, Surgeon, Operating Room Nurse, Surgical Sales Representative and more!

College Credits

CCAC (3), Pittsburg Technical College (8), and more in development


AHA Heartsaver First AidAHA CPRHIPPA  with more in development.

Courses of Study

Surgical Technology, Sterile Processing, Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Surgical Instrumentation & Procedures 

Industry Support

Thank you to our Occupational Advisory Committee.
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Vincenzina Olszewski
Vincenzina Olszewski

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