Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment and help doctors during a range of surgical procedures. They also may be responsible for ensuring aseptic conditions in the operating room, as well as cleaning and preparing all instruments that might be needed in an operation.

This program prepares you for a career as a professional member of a surgical team. Students are involved in lecture and discussion classes as well as clinical learning experiences

The degree program is ideal for those interested in entering the field of surgical technology and who are looking for an accredited program to gain certification.

This is the only program of its kind in the Capital Region. It is only one of four similar programs in the SUNY system.

This program is offered through the Nursing Department.

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Surgical technicians in operating room

Career Opportunities

Surgical technologist preparing medical tools
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of surgical technologists is expected to grow 30 percent between 2015 and 2022.
Surgical technologists assisting in surgery

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the surgical technology committee on accreditation. Employers in New York State are required to hire certified surgical technologists from an accredited program.

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The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $46,310, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics as of 2017.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Shawn Jeune
Program Director
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 216

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.