Prepare for Certification in Surgical Technology

Build a satisfying career for yourself by preparing to earn national certification in Surgical Technology at the oldest accredited School of Surgical Technology on Long Island! Students enjoy hands-on practice in BOCES Operating Room and then train under an experienced health care professional in local health facilities.


Upon successful completion of the program, a student will be awarded a certificate of completion and be eligible to apply to the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists provided all the eligibility requirements are met.

Program Outcome


Latest reported data as of May 2022 annual report
Attrition Rate: 30%
Job Placement Rate: 90%
Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE): 100% participation, 90% passage

Employment Outlook

Job opportunities exist in Nassau County, Suffolk County, New York City and across the nation for graduates of the Surgical Technology program at Western Suffolk BOCES. As a certified surgical technologist, you can work in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical centers, surgical offices, delivery rooms, emergency departments, physician and dentist offices, cardiac catheterization/electrophysiology/interventional radiology units, central supply services and tissue banks.

Many certified surgical technologists continue their education in the BOCES School of Practical Nursing. The field offers much flexibility for those who need to work flexible schedules.

For the job title Surgical Technologist, the Department of Labor describes the nature of the work; training and other needed qualifications; employment levels; job outlook; potential earnings; and related occupations.

Gainful Employment for Surgical Technology

To help prospective students make informed choices, details about tuition, graduation rates and more are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Transfer Credits

Advanced placement is available in the School of Practical Nursing at Western Suffolk BOCES within one year of graduation.

Job Placement

Western Suffolk BOCES trains you for a great career and then helps you find that all important first job. Our Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help you advance in your chosen field.

Accredited by:

Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Rd., Suite 325
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: 770-396-3898
Fax: 770-396-3790

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354