Carlow University has partnered with UPMC to offer the regions only University-level Surgical Technology Program of it’s kind with the clinical expertise of one of the nation’s top ranked academic medical centers.
In just 20 months, graduates of this cooperative degree program will have the unparalleled training and experience to become a valued member of any surgical care team.
Earning your degree is just the first step on a rewarding career path in surgery. Graduates of this collaborative degree program are uniquely positioned for a Surgical Technology position with UPMC. At UPMC, surgical technologists have eight additional levels on their career ladder, each leading to significant growth opportunities and pay increases. To date, 100% of our graduates have secured employment at UPMC or another healthcare provider prior to graduation.
The Surgical Technology Program is a limited enrollment program. This means that you are conditionally accepted into the Surgical Tech program providing you pass A&P II and Microbiology with a 2.0 or higher in your second general education semester. Students are permitted to retake these courses once and delay their start to the next semester if unsuccessful on their first attempt.
As part of our program, all students will sit for a certification exam and have a certification prep-course as part of their program to help them prepare.
Students of the UPMC School Of Surgical Technology are eligible to sit for the CERTIFICATION AS A TECH IN SURGERY – CERTIFIED TS-C (NCCT) through NCCT (National Center for Competency Testing) upon graduation.
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If you are interested in this certificate program, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit.