Surgical Technologist Program Information


The Surgical Technologist program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills for facilitating the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures, ensuring that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. Students will also explore the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation of instrumentation and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. The program includes instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, medical terminology, basics of scrubbing, aseptic technique, instrumentation, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. Once students understand the basic concepts and skills, they will utilize what they have learned at a clinical site. 



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Licensure or Certification Information: 

Industry/Program Accreditation: 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). Contact: 727-210-2350. 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756

Program Certifications: National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants (NBSTSA). The Association of Surgical Technologists (AST), Contact: 303-694-9130. 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 220, Littleton, CO 80120

Career Pathways: Certified Surgical Technologist



Length of Program

1080 hours (12 months)



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in Basic Reading and Math  
  • Medical experience recommended but not necessary
  • Must provide proof of health insurance
  • Current AHA BLS CPR Card (must not expire during the timeframe of the program)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, 4 hour credit minimum
  • Note: Further health and safety documentation will be required to be eligible for clinical rotation

Program Tuition


Supply Fees*


*Supply Fees Include: ID Badge, Certification Fee, Periop Sim subscription, Consumable Lab Fees.

Estimated Out of Pocket Fees*


*Estimated Out-of-Pocket Fees: Books -$500.00, Uniform (Scrubs, close toed shoes, watch) - $80.00, Drug Screen -$35.00, Background Check -$25.00, Background Check, DPS Level I fingerprint card-$70.00, My Clinical Exchange - $40.00.  Immunizations are not included in the estimate but are required for clinicals.

Funding Opportunities

  • Federal Student Aid/Financial Aid
  • VA Education Benefits
  • Tribal Funding for eligible students
  • Scholarships
  • Interest-free payment plans available

For any financial assistance questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at [email protected]






July 24, 2023  

Dec 15, 2023

Fall 2023 Cohort
Block I

Monday - Friday*

*8:00am - 3:00pm (Mon - Thurs)
*12:00pm - 3:00pm (Friday)


Jan 3,

May 22, 2024

Fall 2023 Cohort
Block II
Monday - Friday*

*6:30am - 3:00pm (Mon - Thurs)
*8:00am -11:00am (Friday)


July 24,

Dec 15, 2023

Continuation of Spring 2023 Cohort
Block II

Monday - Friday*
*6:30am - 3:00pm (Mon - Thurs)
*8:00am -11:00am (Friday)


Tiffany Lambert-Lawrence
  [email protected]/ 480-461-4156