Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology

//Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology

Rapid growth in healthcare has created a demand for surgical technologists. At Robert Morris University Illinois, you can complete your associate of science in surgical technology in as little as 18 months. This program will equip you to sit for your Certified Surgical Technologist certificate exam which prepares you to: set 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. 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.” 

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

  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
  • Anatomy and Body Systems
  • Life Science Biology
  • Principles of Surgical Technology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Developmental Psychology
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“In my clinical, I was able to serve as a First Assistant in a video-assisted lung transplant surgery at Rush Hospital.”
Cynthia B., Surgical Technology Student

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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RMU requires that students pass a background check, drug screen, and complete the RMU Health Form prior to registering for clinical externships.

Go Beyond your Expectations

Students have the opportunity to obtain both their bachelor’s and their master’s degrees simultaneously to save time and money through RMU’s dual degree program.

With a culture of business for over 100 years, RMU also offers the Morris Graduate School of Management for students to expand their knowledge with a master’s degree.

Master of Business Administration

  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management/HR Management
  • Management/Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Finance

Master of Information Systems

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Information Systems Management

Master of Management

  • Higher Education Administration
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Sports Administration

Master of Science

  • Human Performance

Study Abroad Opportunities available up to 4 times a year in locations such as: Italy, Taiwan, and England