Associate in Surgical Technology

Trine University, United States Ranked #60 in North America

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 47,979

Course Accredited By

THLC

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Associate Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology program at Trine University is designed to prepare students to succeed, lead and serve the community and the Certified Surgical Technology profession.

The surgical technology program will be the beginning of a lifelong journey in the pursuit of knowledge, professional development and personal growth. The program is committed to maintaining the highest moral, ethical and academic standards.It is located in the growing Trine University Fort Wayne education center on the Parkview Hospital Randallia campus in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In the operating room, surgical technologists work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other personnel to provide direct patient care. Prior to a procedure, surgical technologists prepare the operating room by ensuring the proper equipment, instrumentation, supplies and solutions are available and ready. During a procedure, surgical technologists anticipate the needs of the surgeon by passing the appropriate instruments and supplies, managing the sterile field, and caring for specimens. Other duties include holding retractors, cutting sutures as directed, and measuring and passing medications and hemostatic agents.

Surgical technologists are experts in sterile technique, combining knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and medical tools and technologies to effectively assist physicians as they perform invasive procedures.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022
  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Admission requirements for transfer students:

  • Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
  • Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
  • Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.  

High School Transcripts:

  • Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
  • Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
  • Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University.  Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.  
  • High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
  • The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.  
  • Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.

Total Credit Hours - 71

Semester One: Fall - 18 credit hours  

• Introduction to Surgical Technology - 4 credit hours

• Clinical Experience I - 4 credit hours

•  Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credit hours

•  Medical Terminology - 3 credit hours

•  English Composition - 3 credit hours

Semester Two: Spring - 18 credit hours

•  Surgical Procedures l - 4 credit hours

•  Clinical Experience ll - 4 credit hours

• Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credit hours

•  Microbiology - 3 credit hours

One of the following:

•  Humanities Seminar *must be taken at Trine *needed for BS/HCA - 3 credit hours

•  Interpersonal Communication - 3 credit hours

•  Effective Speaking *required for BS/HCA - 3 credit hours

• Business Communication - 3 credit hours

Semester Three: Summer- 17 credit hours

• Surgical Procedures ll - 4 credit hours

• Clinical Experience III - 3 credit hours

• Pharmacology - 2 credit hours

• College Algebra -3 credit hours

Semester Four: Fall - 17 credit hours

• Surgical Procedures III - 4 credit hours

• Clinical Experience lV - 8 credit hours

• Capstone - 3 credit hours

• Principles of Psychology - 3 credit hours

Science Majors  

• ONE-TIME Intl Enrolment Fee  $500  

• ONE-TIME Housing deposit  $150  

• Tuition                                        $33,650  

• Engineering /Science fee   $330

• Intl Health Insurance                           $1,499

• Housing & Meal Plan                         $11,700

• Student Fee*                                $530

• Parking Permit Fee**                               $120

• Total Annual Estimate ***            $47,979  

 

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