Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Certificate Program

The Surgical Technology Certificate Program is designed to give individuals the knowledge and skills required to function within an operating room environment. Students receive surgical technology training during classroom lectures, practice in a mock surgical lab and get clinical experience in various hospitals’ operating rooms.

Surgical technologists are an important part of a surgical team working closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses and other surgical personnel. Surgical technologists help supply the operating room with the instruments, equipment and supplies that will be needed during a surgical procedure.

The Surgical Technology program at Long Island University Brooklyn is Accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (CAAHEP). All graduates enrolled in an accredited program are eligible to participate in the CST national board exam offered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Please contact the program for more information (718) 488-1361.


The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of CAAHEP. The program has been placed on Probationary Accreditation as of 9/18/15.

Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) 2016-2017 is 59.1%.


The following courses are required for successful completion of the certificate program.

SURG 095 Introduction to Surgical Technology

This course provides an introduction to Long Island University's Surgical Technology Certificate Program. Students meet with instructors. Policies, procedures and educational objectives are discussed. Goals and outcomes are reviewed and career opportunities are presented. (3 hours) Tuition: $70

SURG 150 Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology I

This course concentrates on word structure with focus on the vocabulary for surgical procedures. The prefixes, word roots, suffixes, and their combining forms will be studied. Students will receive an introduction to the study of the human body and its function. Coursework includes lessons on the organization of cells, tissues and organs of the body. The course includes an individual study of body systems. (80 hours) Tuition: $1,395
Prerequisite: SURG 095.

SURG 155 Anatomy and Physiology II

This course is a continuation of Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology I, where each body system is viewed independently. Systemic body systems are covered in great detail to further the students’ knowledge of the body and how it works. (60 hours) Tuition: $880
Prerequisite: SURG 150.

SURG 160 Pathophysiology

An introduction to the study of diseases and their causes, tumors, fluid and hemodynamic disorders, inflammation and infection, surgically treatable diseases and disorders. (45 hours) Tuition: $675
Prerequisite: SURG 155.

SURG 210 Microbiology

It is crucial for students of surgical technology to understand the basic concepts of microbiology because outcomes of surgical procedures and overall patient safety are directly affected by this knowledge. An introduction to microbiology and microorganisms is presented, accompanied by studies of bacteriology, pathogens of body fluids and systems, virology, parasitology, mycology and wound healing. (60 hours) Tuition: $880
Prerequisite: SURG 155.

SURG 220 Pharmacology

Students learn about surgical pharmacology, including lessons in mathematical calculations, drug regulation and drug administration. Antibiotics, diuretics, hormones, ophthalmic agents and anticoagulants are explained in detail relating their applications in surgery. Preoperative, intra-operative and postoperative anesthetic medications are studied along with blood and fluid replacement and anesthesia complications. (55 hours) Tuition: $835
Prerequisite: SURG 210.

SURG 180 Patient Care Concepts

Perioperative care includes preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative periods of the patient's surgical experience. This course reinforces the principles and practices for the delivery of premium patient care, by applying concepts of teamwork, skills, knowledge and effective and respectful communication among team members. (45 hours) Tuition: $675
Prerequisite: SURG 160.

SURG 181 Surgical Technology I

This course will use lecture and laboratory components to teach students the basic skill requirements needed to function in an operating room. Laboratory sessions include introduction to various surgical instrumentation; basic surgical scrubbing; opening sterile supplies; and basic loading and unloading of sharp objects. (76 hours) Tuition: $990
Prerequisite: SURG 220.

SURG 182 Surgical Technology II

A continuation of the students’ surgical education, using classroom and practical lessons to help the student further their skill levels with more technological theory. Students are expected to accomplish the following practical skills: Surgical scrub, gowning self and others, setting up a sterile field and organizing supplies and instrumentation within the sterile field. Theory topics include general patient care and safety, equipment and supplies, wound healing, case management and diagnostic procedures. Laboratory sessions help familiarize the students with stapling devices, positioning the patient, transporting the patient, surgical counts and drawing medications. (80 hours) Tuition: $1,110
Prerequisite: SURG 181.

SURG 183 Surgical Technology III

Students gain additional required skills through the guidance of their instructors and hands-on learning. By integrating the knowledge from the textbook and abilities achieved through first-hand experience inside the lab, students develop confidence in their skill levels. The practical skills covered focus on the organizational aspects of the sterile field, including the back table, instruments, ring stand and Mayo stand. (80 hours) Tuition: $1,110
Prerequisite: SURG 182.

SURG 184 Surgical Technology IV

Through lecture and laboratory sessions, students learn the remaining skills and procedures required to participate in their clinical rotations. (72 hours) Tuition: $990
Prerequisite: SURG 183.

SURG 324 Technological Science

An introduction to the study of technological science including the study of electricity, information technology and robotics is taught. The course teaches electrical terms, basic principles of electrical flow, types of current and electrical safety. Robotics covers terms, robotic systems, and other technologies. Information technology includes computer hardware, applications, document processing, internet, and patient confidentiality. (20 hours) Tuition: $675
Prerequisite: Surg 422.

SURG 421 Clinical Preceptorship I

The clinical preceptorship provides the student with initial hands-on experience in an operating room, reinforcing concepts taught during the academic and laboratory portion of the program. Formal clinical evaluation is performed for each student. The clinical preceptors also assess the performance of the student in the operating room. A total of 120 scrubs are required to complete the clinical phase of the Surgical Technology program. This class will fulfill a minimum of 60 scrubs towards the requirement. (240 hours) Tuition: $1,765
Prerequisite: SURG 184.

SURG 422 Clinical Preceptorship II

Students acquire advanced hands-on experience in an operating room, reinforcing concepts taught during the academic, laboratory, and Clinical Preceptorship I portion of the program. Formal clinical evaluation is performed for each student. The clinical preceptors also assess the performance of the student in the operating room. A total of 120 scrubs are required to complete the clinical phase of the Surgical Technology program. This class will fulfill a minimum of 60 scrubs towards the requirement. (240 hours) Tuition: $1,765
Prerequisite: SURG 421.


Kimberly Awuku, CST, B.S.
Surgical Technology Program Director

Zeando Thompson, CST
Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator

William Bloomfield, CST

Tulsidai Rahaman, RN, CST

Mohammed Farouk, M.S.Ed., B.S.

Carlos Herrera, MD, CST

Anand Kuruvilla, MD

Valerie Haskell, RN, CST

Vincent Mowatt, CST
Clinical Instructor

James Pitts III, CST, BA

Matthew Mckie, CST, MA

LeeRoy Villalobos, CST
Lab Instructor

Jennifer Prashad, CST

Barbara White, CST


Registration (for entering Continuing Studies Programs ONLY)

To register for one of our programs, you must come into our office to fill out an application and a registration card. The original copies are needed. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies is located on the second floor of 9 Hanover Place, between the Fulton Mall and Livingston Street. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the School of Professional and Continuing Studies via phone at (718) 488-1364 during our business hours, or via email at

Cancellation of Courses

Long Island University reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, tuition will be refunded by mail. If a course is cancelled, your money will be refunded automatically; no withdrawal form is needed.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Please refer to student handbook.

Rules and Regulations for Registration

  1. Students will be charged a penalty fee for bounced checks and declined credit cards.
  2. Students whose checks and/or credit cards decline have seven (7) business days upon receipt of notice to pay their accounts or they will be withdrawn from their class(es).
  3. Students will be charged for transcripts.
  4. Students will be charged $15.00 for replacement certificates.

Contact Us

School of Professional and Continuing Studies
LIU Brooklyn
9 Hanover Place - 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372
Phone: 718-488-1364
Fax: 718-488-1367


We are located at 9 Hanover Place - 2nd floor (between Fulton Mall & Livingston Street).


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