Surgical Technology


operating room

There a many reasons you should choose Trine for your surgical technology degree. Here are a few:

Certification pass rate and employment prior by or immediately following graduation.

Months to complete the surgical technology program.

*Months to complete a bachelor’s degree after completion of the surgical technology program.

*If all dual enrollment courses have been completed prior to starting the program.

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Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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 program is located in the growing Brooks College of Health Professions in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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.

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.

The Experience


The new building amenities include:

  • State-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories
  • Innovative Simulated Patient Care Center
  • Mock surgical rooms
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality Immersive Training Room
  • Sterile Processing

Students in the Associate of applied science in surgical technology program will:

  • Train in surgical suites that simulate clinical sites
  • Begin clinical experiences in the first semester, continuing until graduation, with partners such as Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health System, the Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran, Goshen Hospital, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital and IU Health.
  • Learn surgical instrumentation, supplies and sutures
  • Learn surgical procedures to anticipate the needs of the surgeon and provide the necessary instruments, supplies and sutures
  • Complete a minimum of 120 surgical procedures.

The Program Outcomes

December 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Graduates:

  • CST Exam - 100% passed and 100% participation
  • Employment - 100%

For more information about this exciting field, contact Jennifer Lloyd, director of Surgical Technology, at (260) 702-8058 or

Additional Information


Surgical Technologists work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Surgery centers
  • Surgery scheduling
  • Materials management or sterile processing
  • Private employment with surgeons
  • Travel agencies for Surgical Technologists
  • Surgical Technology education
Information about tuition and fees for the Surgical Technology program can be found at Cost and Investment.
Graduates will enter an occupation with fast growth and a median salary of $56,350 in 2022, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Trine University’s Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
19751 East Mainstreet, Suite #339
Parker, CO 80138

Program Information


Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology


71 hours



Campus Location

Fort Wayne, IN