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Surgical Technology (Certificate) Program Information


Surgical technologists play a crucial role in the operating room, serving as invaluable assistants to the surgeon during surgical procedures. Their responsibilities encompass a wide range of tasks, including the passing of surgical instruments, the preparation of specialized equipment including robots, the careful positioning of the surgical patient, and assistance as directed by the surgeon. They ensure the stability of vital organs, or manage retractors. In addition, Surgical Technologists may be tasked with holding retractors and laparoscopes, operating suction devices, and receiving, labeling, and passing medications to the surgeon, and applying dressings.

Upon completing the program, students are able to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST).

Career Connection:
Licensure or Certification Information: Eligible to sit for the CST exam - Certified Surgical Technologist
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 American Heart Association BLS Provider Certification to be maintained for the duration of the program
  • Current Leve 1 DPS Fingerprint clearance card
  • Note: Further health and safety documentation will be required to be eligible for clinical rotation
Program Tuition: $12,000.00
Supply Fees: $1,000.00
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Fees: 
Estimated Out-Of-Pocket Fees: $750.00
Uniform (Scrubs, close-toed shoes, watch) 
Drug Screen 
Background Check, DPS Level I fingerprint card
My Clinical Exchange

*Health and safety compliance items will be required for clinical placement and are not included in this estimate.
* Fee costs are approximate, subject to change and are outside of tuition costs.
Class Schedule:
Class days/times will vary throughout the program.    Clinical time in semester V may include weekends.  A schedule will be provided by semester.
Start Date: July 24, 2023
End Date: May 22, 2024
Funding Opportunities: 
  • 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


Sydney Jarvis  480-461-4107















program details



Location: Main St. campus  

Schedule and class times vary.
Monday through Friday
See Calendar for EVIT school dates


license/certifications & credits
Certified Surgical Technologist