Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Students celebrate National Surgical Technologists Week


Celebrating their inner superheroes, students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s surgical technology major are joining hospitals and colleges throughout the country in observing National Surgical Technologists Week, Sept. 15-21.

National Surgical Technologists Week is a promotional event of the Association of Surgical Technologists to celebrate those who work in the field.

Pennsylvania College of Technology surgical technology students embrace their inner superheroes in celebration of National Surgical Technologists Week (Sept. 15-21).
Pennsylvania College of Technology surgical technology students embrace their inner superheroes in celebration of National Surgical Technologists Week (Sept. 15-21).

To mark the association’s 50th anniversary, the 2019 National Surgical Technologists Week celebrates the “superheroes of surgical technology.”

Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms and equipment, ensure a sterile environment and patient safety, and assist doctors during surgeries. The work demands attention to detail and knowledge of surgical procedures. Each patient and procedure varies, providing for an exciting career.

“With lightning speed, you anticipate the needs of your team before they realize it,” the association’s website tells its members. “With strength of character, you protect the sterile field and speak up when there’s a cause for concern. For all this and more, you are a Surg Tech Superhero.”

Penn College’s associate degree in surgical technology helps to prepare graduates to take the national certification exam in surgical technology, to enter the workforce and to continue their education. The August 2019 graduating class achieved a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the certification exam.

To learn more about Penn College’s surgical technology degree, call 570-327-4519.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Related Stories

Physician assistant students at Pennsylvania College of Technology were among the first to visit the school’s new Center for Career Design. The facility is home to College Relations and features numerous free services to assist students with all things career-related. The center also offers ample networking and conference space to facilitate interaction among students, alumni and industry partners. Nursing & Health Sciences
New Penn College center helps transform tomorrow
Read more
From left, physician assistant instructor Julie I. Edkin; students Chaela Swink, of Hughesville, Gabrielle E. Moore, of Jersey Shore (also pictured on the phone held by Swink), Alison Filozof, of Williamsport, Amanda Lisi, of Montoursville,  Olivia A. Forney, of Williamsport, Damaris A. Diaz, of Willamsport; and instructor Heather S. Dorman. Nursing & Health Sciences
Their hearts go out … and come back humbled
Read more
Nursing & Health Sciences
Recent dental hygiene grad shares expertise at home and abroad
Read more