College of Applied Science and Technology

Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Fundamentals

The duties of surgical technologists are many and varied. They ready the operating room, assist surgeons during the operation, prepare patients before surgery and assist them afterward.

  • Comprehensive curriculum covers an array of science and medical topics:
    • medical terminology
    • pharmacology
    • chemistry and microbiology
    • in-depth clinical applications
    • anatomy
    • surgical technology procedures

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • bring years of real-world experience to the classroom and lab

Akron Advantage

Real-world Experience

You will gain clinical skills in the Surgical Technology Laboratory.

Curriculum Guide

For More Information:

Department of Allied Health Technology

Contact: Sherry Gamble

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in surgical technology prepares you for careers in a variety of work environments, such as:

  • hospitals
  • clinics
  • surgical centers
  • offices of physician and dentists who perform outpatient surgery

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities within the surgical technology field are rapidly growing grow, driven by an increased number of surgical procedures needed by our growing and aging population. Technological advances, such as fiber optics and laser technology, also contribute to job growth.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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