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 6:30 AM–2:30 PM or from 7 AM-3:30 PM, depending on assignment
Human Body I & II
Fundamentals of Surgical Care
Surgical Procedures I & II
Long Island Community Hospital
Good Samaritan Medical Center
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center
Huntington Hospital Northwell Health
South Shore University 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.
Janet Hotis, CST, AAS Program Director
Kristen Klein, Supervisor for Adult and Secondary Programs
Jocetta Gavala, CST, AS Clinical Coordinator
Karen Salter, CST, AAS
William Torres, CST
Cheryl Bruckner, Financial Aid, 631/261-3600 x214
Donna Cassano, Bursar, 631/261-3600 x314