Surgical Technology Program Curriculum & Policies
The curriculum for the NYU Langone Health Surgical Technology Program includes the following courses:
- Introduction and Orientation to Surgical Technology
- Care and Safety of the Patient
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Principles of Operating Room Technique
- Microbiology and Pharmacology
- Surgical Procedures I and II
- Clinical Practicum I and II
Students also participate in clinical rotations.
You must achieve a grade of 75 or better in each course and successfully complete the full year of study to remain in the program. Records of a student’s grades are kept on file and are available upon request.
Students take a written exam at the completion of each service.
Certificate of Completion
Upon completion of the program, provided that you have met all required criteria, you are awarded a certificate of completion. This qualifies you to sit for the national certifying examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Student Work Policy
All student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while you are completing clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. You will not receive any monetary remuneration during your educational experience, nor will you be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a surgical technologist.
A student may continue to work outside the program as long as a 75 or better average is maintained, there are no delays in submitting required homework assignments, and there are no inappropriate requests to leave early or arrive late.
Students working full-time during the clinical semester are not allowed to go to the clinical area after working a full-time shift.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). You can contact CAAHEP at 727-210-2350 or the following address:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33763
CAAHEP, the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), and the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) are the cooperating organizations regarding education in surgical technology.