Degrees type: Associate

DuBois Campus

Though the surgical technology program at Mount Aloysius, students are exposed to the pace, complexity, and expectations of modern operating rooms and hospitals. Gain experience as close to a real operating room as possible and become familiar with procedures and skills–in the same hospital where you will do your clinicals.

The first half of your education is focused online and in the classroom. Then, for the second year of the program, you’ll be on-site at the hospital, putting your abilities and knowledge to the test to become a trained and skilled surgical technologist.

Program Highlights

  • Full-time, two-year program of study

  • 100% graduate placement

  • 100% pass-rate on the NBSTSA National Certification Exam

  • CAAHEP Accredited Program

  • Top Ten Surgical Tech Program in Pennsylvania

  • Conveniently offered at Penn Highlands DuBois

Mountie Spotlight

Patience for Patients

MAC Faculty bring outstanding experience and compassion to the classroom. Amanda Minor, Instructor of Surgical Technology/ Program Director, has been recognized for her hard work!

Mountie Spotlight

A New Look for Science

Pierce Hall has new labs and a new look, and students are loving it.

Mountie Spotlight

An Interview with a Surgical Technologist

Jozie, ‘16, ‘20, enjoys the variety of opportunities available to her thanks to her degree.

Mountie Spotlight

Life in the Operating Room

Tricia, ‘19, loves her job as a surgical technologist.

Watch this video to learn more about the surgical technology program.

Watch this video to see a surgical technology simulation performed by current students.

Student Voices & Success Stories

  • Heather Picard, ‘16, gained employment as a Certified Surgical Technologists at Dubois Regional Medical Center immediately upon graduation.
  • Kaylie McMullen, ‘16, gained employment as a Certified Surgical Technologist at an Oral Surgeon’s office in the Altoona Area.

Additional Information

National NBSTSA Certification Exam Pass Rate
2023 – Exam Pass Rate: 100%; Participation Rate: 100%
2022 – Exam Pass Rate: 100%; Participation Rate: 100%
2021 – Exam Pass Rate: 88%; Participation Rate: 100%
2020 – Exam Pass Rate: 88%; Participation Rate: 100%
2019 – Exam Pass Rate: 100%; Participation Rate: 100%
2018 – Exam Pass Rate: 100%; Participation Rate: 100%
2017 – Exam Pass Rate: 100%; Participation Rate: 100%
Graduate Placement
2023 – 100%
2022 – 100%
2021 – 86%
2020 – 100%
2019 – 100%
2018 – 100%
2017 – 100%

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
P:727-210-2350
F:727-210-2354
E: mail@caahep.org

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