Toledo Campus and Cincinnati

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology

Accelerate Your Career with Mercy College of Ohio's Surgical Technology Program

Mercy College of Ohio’s Surgical Technology degree offers a pathway to an exciting career in healthcare. Our program, available in Toledo and Cincinnati, combines rigorous coursework with practical, hands-on experience in operating rooms. Through a blend of online learning and real-world practice, students gain invaluable skills in surgical procedures, aseptic technique, and patient care. Our small class sizes ensure personalized attention, preparing students for success in the fast-paced surgical environment. Join us and become part of a team that makes a difference in patients’ lives every day.

Explore the cutting-edge world of surgery

Dive into the world of surgical technology with a program designed for the modern learner. Our associate degree program emphasizes the importance of both technical skills and theoretical knowledge. Students will learn about the latest surgical advancements, sterilization techniques, and patient safety measures. Our program is tailored to fit the demands of the healthcare industry, providing students with the qualifications needed to pursue certification and enter the workforce confidently. With our experienced faculty and comprehensive curriculum, students are well-equipped to excel in this challenging and rewarding field.

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Debt Free Education Opportunity

  • Online lecture with in-person lab and clinical experiences

  • Lab opportunities provide a realistic experience prior to clinical

  • $60,610

    median annual wage for surgical technologists

  • 8,600

    openings for surgical technologists projected annually

  • Small class sizes

  • A group of students and professional huddle up for a quick meeting at Mercy Health

    Cincinnati and Toledo locations for clinical and lab opportunities

Transform lives with an Associate Degree in Surgical Technology

Essential Functions in Surgical Technology

Mercy College's Surgical Technology Program emphasizes core skills for surgical tech success, including critical thinking and stress management. The program offers a clear path to becoming a surgical tech, blending theoretical knowledge with hands-on certification preparation. It distinguishes between surgical technologist and assistants, ensuring comprehensive training. With accommodations for qualifying students, the program is committed to inclusivity and excellence in surgical technology education.

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Safety Considerations Occupational Risks

This guide highlights key safety considerations in surgical technology, focusing on health hazards and toxic substances in clinical settings. It covers risks such as chemical, biological, ergonomic, and radiation exposure. Understanding factors like disinfectants, pathogens, and stress is vital for protecting students and patients in the operating room, emphasizing a comprehensive approach to safety in surgical tech education.

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The Future of Surgical Technology

In our comprehensive program, you'll dive deep into the heart of the operating room, mastering the skills needed to ensure surgeries proceed smoothly and safely. Here, you'll learn to anticipate the needs of surgeons and patients alike, handling critical instruments and equipment with precision and care. Your education will prepare you to thrive in an environment where every day brings new challenges and the opportunity to make a real difference in people's lives.

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Up to $4K in Scholarships

Mercy College's certificate programs, enhanced by the Choose Ohio First grant, make healthcare education more accessible to Ohio residents. Offering scholarships in fields like Health Information and Surgical Technology, these programs are ideal for individuals aiming to shift into high-demand areas without the financial or time investment required for a degree. Apply now for a smoother path to a rewarding career at Mercy College.

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