Course of Study
Program Length: 1,200 hours
For those preparing for certification in Surgical Technology, students must attend for a total of 1,200 hours. Classes begin in April and October and take one calendar year to complete. Students attend during summer months but provisions are made for legal holidays and vacation periods.
The Surgical Technology program is a full-time program.
Classroom: 9 AM–2:30 PM, Mon. – Fri.
Clinical: times may range from 7 AM–3:30 PM, or 3 PM–11 PM depending on assignment
Human Body I & II
Fundamentals of Surgical Care
Surgical Procedures I & II
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center
Good Samaritan Medical Center
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center
NSLIJ Huntington Hospital
NSLIJ Southside Hospital
Peconic Bay Medical Center
St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
St. Charles Hospital
St. Francis Hospital
St. Joseph Hospital
Western Suffolk BOCES wants all students to succeed in the programs it offers. To earn a certificate of completion, BOCES has established criteria for both attendance and academic progress outlined below. Students must meet these SAP requirements for pre-licensure. All other relevant policies are available in the Surgical Technology Handbook of Western Suffolk BOCES. Students must acknowledge their under-standing of all stipulations and terms before admittance.
Karen Salter, CST, AAS Program Director
Rosemary Nagler, RN, MSNed, CNOR, Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Principal
Andrea Frasca, RN, MSN, CNOR
Jocetta Gavala, CST
Janet Hotis, CST, AAS
Alyssa Walia, CST, AAS
Cheryl Bruckner, Bursar, (631) 261-3600 x275
Diana Lang, Financial Aid, (631) 261-3600 x214