Surgical Technology Associate Degree
Offered at the Following Campus Locations
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs accredited Surgical Technology, degree program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. The Surgical Technology, degree program provides learning opportunities which introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and technical knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Additionally, the program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills or to retrain in Surgical Technology. Graduates of the program receive a Surgical Technology degree and are qualified for employment as surgical technologists.
CAAHEP may be reached in writing to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, phone: (727)210-2350, website: www.caahep.org.
Satisfactory completion of all program courses entitles students to participate in the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) examination and certification process. Most employers require candidates to hold a Certificate of Surgical Technologist (CST). The cost of the examinations and certification is not part of the cost of the program and must be paid for by the student/graduate.
The Surgical Technology Degree program utilizes a competitive entry process and requires the completion of the Heath Care Science—Surgical Technology Specialization Technical Certificate of Credit as a part of the admission process. Applications are accepted from April 1st through May 10th of each year for a Fall (August) start. The Surgical Technology program starts one (1) cohort each academic year. Meeting the minimal program requirements does not guarantee acceptance in the program. For additional information on program requirements, click on the link below or contact the department head for the Surgical Technology program.
This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 17.
ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 64, Sentence Skills 70, Elementary Algebra 57
COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 79, Writing 62, Algebra 37
Note: Students may be required to successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen analysis before placement in clinical settings.Fall 2020 Application and Admissions Information will be available soon