Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Certificate Program


The Surgical Technology Certificate Program is designed to give individuals the knowledge and skills required to function within an operating room environment. Students receive surgical technology training during classroom lectures, practice in a mock surgical lab and get clinical experience in various hospitals’ operating rooms.

Surgical technologists are an important part of a surgical team working closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel. Surgical technologists help supply the operating room with the instruments, equipment and supplies that will be needed during a surgical procedure.

The Surgical Technology program at Long Island University Brooklyn is Accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CAAHEP). All graduates enrolled in an accredited program are eligible to participate in the CST national board exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Please contact the program for more information at (718) 488-1361 or email Kimberly.Awuku@liu.edu

Enrollment for the spring 2024 Surgical Technology class has closed. 

Coming fall 2024, the Surgical Technology program will be offered as an associate degree. Please check our website for upcoming information and online applications.



Accreditation

Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program at Long Island University Brooklyn is accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CAAHEP). All graduates enrolled in an accredited program are eligible to participate in the CST national board exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). This accreditation was granted Sept 17, 2021

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)                   
9355-113th St. N, #7709                                                                                                               
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
URL: www.caahep.org


Courses

Curriculum 

Surgical Technology AAS - Core & Major Requirements

Surgical Technology AAS Major Requirements

Liberal Arts -
The following:

ENG

16

English Composition

3.00

PSY

3

Introduction to Psychology

3.00

Biology –

*Prerequisites for Bio classes include: Bio 2 or Bio 3 and Chem 1 or Chem 3


The following:

BIO

101

Microbiology

3.00

BIO

101L

Microbiology Lab

1.00

BIO

137

Anatomy and Physiology I

4.00

BIO

138

Anatomy and Physiology II

4.00

Math -
One of the following:

MTH

15

Mathematical Tools and Their Use

4.00

MTH

16

Finite Mathematics

3.00

Surgical Technology (2.0 Major GPA Required) -
All of the following:

SURG

95

Introduction to Surgical Technology

1.00

SURG

160

Pathophysiology

3.00

SURG

180

Patient Care Concepts

4.00

SURG

181

Surgical Technology I

4.00

SURG

182

Surgical Technology II

4.00

SURG

183

Surgical Technology III

4.00

SURG

184

Surgical Technology IV

4.00

SURG

324

Technological Sciences

3.00

SURG

421

Clinical Preceptorship I

4.00

SURG

422

Clinical Preceptorship II

4.00


Faculty


Registration

Admission and Enrollment

Application to the Surgical Technology Program is a two-step process. 

1) The first step is acceptance to LIU Brooklyn. You can apply for admission to LIU Brooklyn by using the “Apply Now” button in the lower left-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, contact the Admissions Office home page. LIU Brooklyn admission requirements include the following:

  • All candidates must complete an application to LIU through the admissions department and be accepted to the university.
  • Incoming freshmen must have a solid B average (3.0 or 82-85 grade point average) and an average SAT score of 1000 (Critical Reading and Math combined) or ACT Composite of 20 or above.
  • Transfer students must have completed Bio 2 or Bio 3 and Chem 1 or Chem to transfer into program. A minimum college G.P.A. of 2.75 is required for application review. If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  • Applicants must meet a minimum writing requirement.
  • Students must then be accepted into the Surgical Technology program to attend.

Registration

All students must be accepted into the Surgical Technology program to enroll.


CONTACT

School of Health Professions