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Surgical Technology
A career in Surgical Technology is very fast-paced and challenging. You may be able to hold a beating heart in your hand or be part of a team in the Operating Room working on replacing a total hip or knee in the orthopedic rotation at your site!
Median Surgical Technologist salary in Indiana
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Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2018).

The Surgical Technology program is very demanding but with our high quality of training, you will be prepared to enter the work force in the surgery field, labor and delivery, as a Surgical Assistant, or at Central Sterile Supply. This is a very rewarding career in the Health Science Field. It is not nursing; you do a very specific technical job and work under the RN and Surgeon. Our program requires more than 900 hands-on hours of training where you will spend your time in a real operating room.

The Surgical Technology program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Surgical Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. All applicants are required to take the PSB exam. The Surgical Technology program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. 

Choose your campus of interest below for more information before testing. When you are ready to test, you may make your appointment at https://cass.ivytech.edu/selfserve/.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

Graduates will be able to find local jobs that pay good salaries. They are able to work in surgery, labor and delivery.  They may also work at Central Sterile Supply or as a Surgical Assistant.

Transfer Partners

If you would like to continue your education after completing your Ivy Tech degree, we have several four-year transfer partnerships in place. Talk to your transfer advocate for more information about transfer opportunities!

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree and certificate option in the dropdown above.

PROGRAM CURRICULA: Review the courses you will take in this program.


Associate of Applied Science
(68 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec Surg Tech Int” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist  with a concentration in Surgical Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Student Learning Outcomes and Goals

Program Locations

Surgical Technology programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

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Choose a campus from the dropdown above for campus-specific accreditation information.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350

6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 694-9262
(303) 741-3655 fax

Clinical Case Requirements for Graduation

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, the student will have fulfilled the clinical case requirements as established by the 6th edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.  The student must have a total of 30 total surgical cases in general surgery (20 first scrubs & 10 second scrubs).  In specialty surgery, a total of 90 total surgical cases (60 first scrubs & 30 second scrubs) is required.  Specialties include surgical procedures in orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, genitourinary, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmic, oral/maxillofacial, plastic & reconstructive, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, pediatrics, & neurosurgical.  The total amount of procedures cases scrubbed for the duration of the entire Surgical Technology Program must exceed 120 with 80 of the cases being first scrubs & 40 cases being second scrubs.