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.
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.
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!