Surgical Technology

An Advanced Surgical Technology Program For an In-Demand Career

Rapid growth in healthcare has created a demand for surgical technologists. Robert Morris University Illinois offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Surgical Technology that is designed to equip a surgical technologist with  the knowledge and psychomotor skills that employers demand. As members of a surgical team, RMU’s surgical tech degree will equip students to perform important duties as an operating room technologist. The surgical technology program prepares students to become allied health care professionals who work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery in the contemporary high-tech operating room (OR). Our accredited surgical technology programs offer graduates a career with the ability to enter the field quickly with above-average earning potential.

Learn Surgical Technology From RMU’s Accredited Surgical Technology Program

RMU’s surgical technology courses will teach students skills necessary for career advancement including theories and principles of basic and applied sciences including human physiology and surgical anatomy as they pertain to the role of a surgical technologist. Students will receive in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, aseptic technique, surgical procedures, patient care and fundamental concepts of pharmacology.

Through RMU’s surgical technology education, students will demonstrate an ability to function as a professional member of a surgical team through our accredited surgical tech program. Students earning their AAS Surgical Tech Degree will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to support other team members and provide all aspects of patient care. They will be able to evaluate a surgical case to ensure the appropriate surgical environment and patient care are being delivered while adhering to all codes, laws, regulations, and procedures within the recognized scope of practice for a Surgical Technologist.

Become a Surgical Technologist With RMU’s Surgical Tech Degree 

Robert Morris University gives its students the ability to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology in as little as 18 months. RMU’s main campus is located in downtown Chicago, which is 12 miles from 9 of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Regional Hospitals.” Our surgical tech training is rooted in experience-based learning which educates students both inside and outside the classroom. RMU has premiere clinical affiliations with the area’s top hospitals including University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center, Lurie Children’s Hospital, Advocate Health System Hospitals, and Mount Sinai Medical Center. By earning an AAS in Surgical Technology, it allows students interested in pursuing a Bachelors Degree the opportunity to begin working directly in the field while continuing their coursework.

Robert Morris University’s surgical technology program will also equip students to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist exam.  This Surgical Technologist Certificate qualifies you to assist in surgery by setting up surgical instruments and equipment, maintain a safe, therapeutic environment for patients undergoing surgery, transport patients pre-op and post-op, along with the preparation and handling of instruments during surgical procedures. Our accredited surgical technology programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected Surgical Technologists occupations will grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024.

  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Anatomy and Body Systems
  • Life Science Biology
  • Principles of Surgical Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Developmental Psychology
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Surgical Technology
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“My goal as the Surgical Technologist Program Director at RMU is to ensure our graduates acquire the clinical knowledge, psychomotor skills set, and national licensing to provide the highest quality care for every patient that enters their operating room.”

Natan A. Mendes, MD, MBA, CST/LCST
Professor and Program Director

Program Accreditation

The Robert Morris University Surgical Technology Program (Chicago) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology & Surgical Assiting (ARC-STSA).

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