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Adult Career Training: Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology


The Associates Degree in Surgical Technology provides students with a comprehensive, well-rounded education that allows students to gain the knowledge, professionalism, and hands-on experience necessary to excel in this vital healthcare field. Students will be prepared to work confidently alongside surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals in the operating room. Surgical Technologists play a crucial role in ensuring the success of surgical procedures while contributing to positive patient outcomes. Upon completing the Associates Degree, students are able to sit for the certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST).

Surgical Technology includes instruction in:

Surgical preparation
Surgical instruments
Surgical positioning
Operation procedures
Operation devices


Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
August 26, 2024 December 20, 2024

Monday- Friday

varies by class
Main Campus
January 6, 2025 April 18, 2025 Monday- Friday varies by class Main Campus
April 28, 2025 August 16, 2025 Monday-Friday varies by class Main Campus


Program Tuition: $19,120.00
Supply Fees: $1000.00
Supply fees include: Student ID Badge, Certification Fee, Periop Sim subscription, Consumable Lab Fees
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Fees: $750.00
Estimated Out-Of-Pocket Fees include:
Books- $500, 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. 
Length of Program: 5 blocks = 66 credits
  • 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 (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

Degree Sequence: Course Sequence

Funding Opportunities: 

For any financial assistance questions, please reach out to our Financial Aid Office at

Sydney Jarvis  480-461-4107
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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