New Surgical Technology Program at Towanda Center


Lackawanna College Introduces Surgical Technology Program at Towanda Center

Lackawanna College announces their Surgical Technology program will be available at the Towanda Center. This innovative program aims to prepare proficient, entry-level surgical technologists by combining didactic lectures, hands-on clinical laboratory courses and fieldwork experiences.

The class allows lecture-based courses to be broadcast live from Scranton to Towanda, allowing real-time engagement with instructors and classmates. Unlike other asynchronous online courses, this approach ensures an interactive and immersive educational experience.

Skills laboratory classes will be conducted in Scranton at Lackawanna College’s approved Surgical Technology simulation laboratory. Students will travel once a week to Scranton for hands-on training, essential for developing practical skills and professional interactions.

In the program’s second year, students will participate in clinical fieldwork experiences in Bradford County and other Northern Tier counties, preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce. The newly formed program addresses the healthcare workforce shortage in Bradford County by providing students with flexible learning options. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The program in Towanda is being funded by the AllOne Foundation, an institution dedicated to enhancing the healthcare delivery system and overall health and welfare of the region’s residents. The foundation supports innovative, collaborative projects that focus on specific impact areas, including behavioral health, women’s and children’s health, autism, opioid crisis solutions, food security and healthcare workforce development.

The Surgical Technology program at Lackawanna College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and maintains a maximum cohort size of 20 students, ensuring personalized attention and comprehensive training.

Interested in enrolling? Click here to learn more about the Surgical Technology Program!