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Surgical Technology (Associate Degree) Program Information


The Surgical Technology 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.  

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: 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

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. 
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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Start Date End Date Days Times Campus
April 29, 2024 August 16, 2024 Monday- Friday
varies by class
Main 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 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
Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology