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Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology

Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology is committed to effective education in this allied health profession dedicated to providing surgical care.

Most surgical technologists are employed in the operating room. Surgical Technologists also have a variety of additional employment opportunities including:

  • Specialization in a surgical specialty such as orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery or trauma
  • Employment in material management or sterile processing areas
  • Surgical technology instructor and / or program director
  • Surgical assistant
  • Medical salesperson
  • Organ and tissue procurement technician
  • Private employment by a surgeon
  • Research and product development assistant
  • Veterinary assistant
  • Labor and delivery technician
  • Surgery scheduler
  • Anesthesia technologist
  • Employment as a traveling surgical technologist to fill temporary staffing needs for health care facilities
  • Volunteer opportunities (e.g., Peace Corps)
  • Military service
  • Technical writing, illustration and photography
  • Employment as a private consultant

Source: Introduction to Surgical Technology, Section 1

Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology brochure 

  • Joint venture with the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown allows students to earn college credits which are applicable in the attainment of an Associate Degree in Allied Health 
  • 60 credits for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Certificate in Surgical Technology 
  • 75 credits required for Associate Degree in Allied Health 
  • 1,035 clinical hours 
  • College courses can be taken on a part-time status. The clinical component is a full-time commitment.
  • Courses taken at a college or university are evaluated for transfer on an individual basis.


Graduates of the Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology are eligible to take the certification exam of the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Graduates of the Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology have had a 100% pass rate on the NBSTSA exam for eight years in a row (2008-2015). The national average is below 70%. The Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology received The National Merit Awards from the NBSTSA for the five years, 2011 to 2015, and Certificate of Excellence Award in 2015 for these exceptional results.


Conemaugh School of Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). 

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Fax: (727) 210-2354

Accreditation Review Council for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle
Suite 210
Littleton, CO
(303) 694-9262

Conemaugh Health System is required by U.S. Department of Education regulations to provide its students and prospective students with contact information for any relevant state official or agency that would appropriately handle a student’s complaint about Conemaugh’s education programs.  Students are encouraged to utilize Conemaugh’s internal complaint policies and procedures prior to filing a complaint with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If a concern cannot be addressed through internal processes, students or prospective students may file a complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (16th Floor, Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120).  

Information about the Bureau of Consumer Protection’s process for submitting consumer complaints 

Phone: 800-441-2555.