Surgical Technology Curriculum
Our program offers a 20-month Dual-Enrollment Program in collaboration with Alvernia University.
With dual-enrollment admission, students will be simultaneously enrolled in the hospital-based Surgical Technology Program offered at Reading Hospital's School of Health Sciences and Alvernia University's Associate of Science degree. Dual enrollment is structured to provide a seamless career mobility pathway while providing our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and credentials to sit for the national certification examination. Qualified graduates will be eligible to receive the following credentials:
- Diploma in Surgical Technology
- Associate of Science Degree from Alvernia University
The Surgical Technology program is designed to provide theoretical knowledge and hands-on application through rigorous clinical experiences. Classes and clinical experiences are held Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The liberal arts courses are taught by Alvernia University faculty on-site at Reading Hospital's School of Health Sciences. These courses provide students with a well-rounded background as well as meet the requirements for the A. S. degree from Alvernia University.
The Surgical Technology program is one of only a few programs nationwide in which you will earn a certificate in robotic surgery. Our faculty-to-student ratio is 1:5 in the skills laboratory, and there are a significant number of hands-on clinical hours which enable students to experience a large number of surgical procedures.
Complete Credit Breakdown
- 74 Total credits
- 44 Surgical Technology credits
- 30 Liberal Arts credits