Surgical Technology - Diploma
Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.
Employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.
Students of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.
View certification and graduate placement statistics and Gainful Employment information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students who complete the program, and other information required by federal Gainful Employment regulations.
How to Apply: The green button below should be used to apply to the College following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. You can apply to the College at any time. Once prerequisites are completed, then apply to the Surgical Technology program. The admissions application will be linked here November 1, 2019. The application deadline is March 31, 2020. Review the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills form.
If you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the above information, you may contact Tammy Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Certified Surgical Technologists
- Are you an on-the-job trained surgical technologist?
- Did you graduate from a non-CAAHEP accredited program in Surgical Technology?
- Do you need to obtain your national certification in Surgical Technology
The Accelerated Alternate Delivery (AAD) program was developed to assist non-certified, currently practicing surgical technologists obtain the educational background required to sit for the certification examination with the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Learn more about this program option and review the Admissions Checklist.
Estimated Tuition & Fees
Current and Upcoming Course Offerings
|Course Number||Title||Credit Hours|
|BIO-168||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO-169||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|ENG-111||Writing and Inquiry||3|
|MED-120||Survey of Medical Terminology||2|
|SUR-110||Intro to Surgical Technology||3|
|SUR-111||Periop Patient Care||7|
|SUR-134||Surgical Procedures II||5|
|SUR-135||SUR Clinical Practice II||4|