Surgical Technology, A.A.S.
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Surgical Technologists are experts in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques. That, combined with knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies, helps physicians perform invasive procedures. They provide surgical care under medical supervision, ensure operating rooms are safe, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
The laboratory portions of the program, which reinforce concepts learned in class, are held in our on-campus lab and in operating suites at area hospitals. Students have clinical experiences in hospitals and actively participate on operating room teams during surgery while clinical preceptors oversee their work.
Admission to the Surgical Technology, AAS program requires (1) completion of a Health Science Application; (2) an overall GPA of 2.50 at the time of admission; (3) successful completion of a background check and drug screening; and (4) a physical examination as per the Health Science Department Health Record (students schedule with their own physicians).
A minimum grade of a "C' is required in all courses to remain in the program and graduate.
Surgical Technology is a limited enrollment program. Candidates must submit a Health Science Application (in addition to completing a regular degree seeking application) and pay a service fee. All appropriate records from high school, previous colleges, and standardized placement scores must be received in the Admissions Office before the application is reviewed. Early application is highly recommended. Visit the Apply Online page for general information and all requirements.
Accreditation Information and Graduation Outcomes
Surgical Technology Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes
Surgical Technology Presentation