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Surgical Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology prepares students to function in the operating room by combining classroom and campus laboratory instruction with actual surgical suite experience. Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to write the National Certification Examination to become a certified surgical technologist (CST). A separate application is required for admission into this program. 

What can I do with a degree in surgical technology? 

A degree in surgical technology provides medical terminology with human anatomy, and general microbiology, and biological sciences that are applicable in a variety of careers. Surgical technology can include:
  • Private Technologists for Surgeons
  • Operating Rooms in Acute Care Hospitals
  • Obstetrical Units
  • Physician Offices
  • Ambulatory Surgery Suites
  • Traveling Surgical Technologists
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Materials/Equipment Manager
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement Technician
  • Central Service Manager
  • Veterinarian Surgical Assistant


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Degree Plan



Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to: 
  • Apply learned knowledge of human physiology and surgical anatomy in the perioperative setting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of instrumentation and appropriate use in surgical procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of physiological, spiritual, and cultural diversity in the care of the perioperative patient. 
  • Work cooperatively and become an integral member of the healthcare team.
  • Function in a professional, caring, and ethical manner when providing patient care.

ARC/STSA Accreditation

ARC/STSA Accreditation LogoThe Surgical Technology program has accreditation through the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) - a CAAHEP Recognized Committee on Accreditation, and sponsored by the American College of Surgeons. The national accrediting body recommends the A.A.S. as the entry degree.

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