Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of a team of medical practitioners, providing surgical care to patients. In 2021, all surgical technologists will need a degree credential to meet industry standards.
Harper College will prepare you for success in this growing field. At Harper, you get hands-on experience in a protected environment when you practice in the Simulation Hospital. And work with expert, experienced faculty, you gain real-life experience through clinical assignments.
Our two-year degree program includes a balance of both classroom and clinical instruction. Onsite learning labs provide you with a state-of-the-art learning environment that prepares you for a variety of clinical settings.
Prepare for a health profession
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this profession. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. This is a limited-enrollment program.
- Admission criteria and process
- Catalog course descriptions
- Functional abilities
- Interpreting the NLN Exam Score Report (pdf)
- Program overview (pdf)
- Simulation Hospital
- Student organizations
- Three Reasons to Become a Surgical Technologist
- Request information
- Attend an information session
- Apply to Harper College
- Apply to the Surgical Technology Program
For more information about starting your allied health career at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.