Degrees type: Associate

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The complexity, pace, and expectations of the modern operating room demand exposure to Surgical Technology training that is very near a “real-life scenario.” Patients rely on skilled surgeons and anesthesiologists, superb technology, specialized nurses, and surgical technologists whose skills support those of their medical partners in the OR.

Mount Aloysius College educates Surgical Technologists using realistic operating room simulators located on campus. Surgical Technology students become familiar with operating room procedures and expectations well before joining other professionals performing surgical cases in actual clinical settings.

In the second year of study, Mount Aloysius students are introduced to clinical settings where they will assist surgeons in actual procedures. The laboratory component of training also occurs in the second year.

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Program Highlights

  • 100% graduate placement since 2017

  • 6:1 student to instructor ratio in the lab setting

  • CAAHEP Accredited Program

  • Top Ten Surgical Tech Program in Pennsylvania

  • Superior labs and state-of-the-art mock operating rooms on campus

Students working in the surgical technician lab

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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!

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A New Look for Science

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

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Life in the Operating Room

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

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An Interview with a Surgical Technologist

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

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

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

Watch this video to see Amanda Minor, the surgical technology program director, properly put on a mask.

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.
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Additional Information

National NBSTSA Certification Exam Pass Rate
2021 – 100%
2020 – 89%
2019 – 100%
2018 – 100%
2017 – 100%
Graduate Placement
2020 – 100%
2019 – 100%
2018 – 100%
2017 – 100%

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