Surgical Technology Program

Surgical Technology Program

Whether referred to as a scrub tech, surg tech, surgical technician, or operating room (OR) tech, surgical technologists are allied healthcare professionals who provide direct patient care during surgery.

Surgical technologists work side by side with surgeons, registered nurses, anesthesia care providers, and other multi-disciplinary healthcare team members to provide quality patient care.

About the Program

The Surgical Technology Program at Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, located in West Reading, PA, has been a presence in Berks County since 1969.

We have been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) since 1997.

Students in our program learn the various roles of a Surgical Technologist with the constant support of experienced instructors and preceptors.

Students participate in classroom instruction, simulation in our state-of-the-art skills lab, and over 900 hours of clinical practice during their internship.

Upon completion of our 20-month program, students graduate with an Associate Degree in Science and a Diploma in Surgical Technology.

Students will also earn Da Vinci Robotic certification during our program!

Program Overview

The 20-month Surgical Technology program leading to an Associate in Science is a cooperative degree program between Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences (RHSHS) and Alvernia University. In addition to an Associate in Science, students will receive a Diploma in Surgical Technology from RHSHS. Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the Surgical Technologist National Certification Exam from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) upon completion of the program.