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Students receive a certificate upon completion of the Conemaugh program and an Associate of Science Degree upon graduation from Pitt Johnstown. Graduates of Conemaugh Memorial's accredited Certificate Program are eligible to take the certifying examination of the National Board of Surgical Technology & Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and are also eligible for employment at hospitals throughout the country. The Classes of 2008-2017 all had a 100% pass rate of the certifying exam.
The program consists of didactic, laboratory and clinical courses. There are 15 Pitt Johnstown college credits of prerequisite requirements, 12 hours of Conemaugh Memorial orientation, 21 credits of hospital based course lecture and 23 credits of clinical practice, for a total of 59 credits required to receive the Certificate in Surgical Technology from Conemaugh Memorial. Of this amount, 44 credits are taught at Conemaugh Memorial. Completion of the Associate of Science Degree requires an additional 15 college credits from Pitt Johnstown. All students must be enrolled in a degree program.
All tuition and fees for the Surgical Technology program are handled through UPJ. Please visit https://www.johnstown.pitt.edu/admissions/admissions-process/costs for more information.
Financial Aid may be available to qualified students.
Any questions concerning financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at UPJ.
450 Schoolhouse Road
114 Blackington Hall
Johnstown, PA 15904
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Note: The office is closed Thursdays from 9-10 a.m.