Surgical Assisting Technology – Frequently Asked Questions

Can I work while I’m in the program?

Students must be able to commit at least 21 hours per week to clinicals. Students must complete 140 surgical cases between two semesters.

Is this a day or night program?

  • The lecture classes and laboratories are offered only in the evenings and online.
  • The clinical hours can be flexible; however, to complete 21 hours of clinicals per week, students must be able to attend at least 1-2, ten to twelve hour days per week in order to complete the requirements. Additional clinical time may be able to be completed in evenings or Saturdays.  Note:  Surgeries are not always available in the evenings or Saturdays, so students who can’t commit at least one full day per week will not be accepted.

Is there a waiting list for entrance into the program?

Enrollment is limited due to clinical site placement. Cohorts are only admitted one time per year, starting in the summer term.