Surgical Technology

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12 Students Selected Each Year 

New On-Campus Lab Facilities Built in 2018 

 13 Clinical Affiliations Statewide

Affiliation with the Largest Trauma II Center in AK

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • 63-credit Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Unlimited, year-round acceptance for pre-major program
  • Annual, competitive selection process for full-major program
  • Full-time enrollment on the UAA Anchorage campus required for one year 
  • Students complete clinicals alongside working professionals in local hospitals and surgery centers.

 

What is a Surg Tech?

Surgical technologists, otherwise known as scrub techs, are operating room specialists who perform specific duties for pre-, intra-, and postoperative case management. Surgical technologists must be knowledgeable in asepsis and sterile technique, and must be able to properly care for instrumentation, equipment and supplies.  Surgical case management, wound care and closure, and surgical patient care and safety all fall within the realm of the surgical technologist’s responsibilities