program overview

surgical technology

student with surgical mask and gloves looking over surgical tools

* this program is financial aid eligible.
the surgical technology associate in applied science (aas) curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.

students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

employment opportunities include labor/delivery/emergency departments, inpatient/outpatient surgery centers, dialysis units/facilities, physicians' offices, and central supply processing units.

students of commission on accreditation of allied health education programs (caahep) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the national board on certification in surgical technology and surgical assisting (nbstsa) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.


the surgical technology program at durham tech is accredited by the commission on accreditation of allied health programs (caahep).

commission on accreditation of allied health education programs
25400 us hwy 19 n., suite 158
clearwater, fl 33763
727‐210‐2350
www.caahep.org

students of commission on accreditation of allied health education programs (caahep) accredited programs are required to take the national certification exam administered by the national board on certification in surgical technology and surgical assisting (nbstsa) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.

view certification and graduate placement statistics for the surgical technology diploma program. statistics for the associate in applied science (aas) degree program will be provided as soon as they become available.

how to apply: the green button below should be used to apply to the college and choose the health technologies enrollment steps. you can apply to the college at any time. once prerequisites are completed, then apply to the surgical technology program using the program admissions application. the submission deadline is march 31, 2021.  review the admissions checklist and essential skills form.

if you have questions about admissions requirements after reviewing the information, you may contact abraham dones. questions about the program can be directed to jill roofner, program director.

non-certified surgical technologists

  • are you an on-the-job trained surgical technologist?
  • did you graduate from a non-caahep accredited program in surgical technology?
  • do you need to obtain your national certification in surgical technology

the accelerated alternate delivery (aad) program was developed to assist non-certified, currently practicing surgical technologists obtain the educational background required to sit for the certification examination with the national board of surgical technology and surgical assisting (nbstsa). learn more about this program option and review the admissions checklist.

spring application deadline is mar 31

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$5813

degree type

associate in applied science (aas)

location

main campus, online

credit hours

72

program stats

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average salary

$46,070
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average class size

16
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estimated completion time

20-21 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
aca-122 college transfer success 1
bio-168 anatomy and physiology i 4
bio-169 anatomy and physiology ii 4
bio-275 microbiology 4
com-231 public speaking 3
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
med-121 medical terminology i 3
med-122 medical terminology ii 3
psy-150 general psychology 3
sur-122 surgical procedures i 6
sur-123 sur clinical practice i 7
sur-134 surgical procedures ii 5
sur-137 professional success preparation 1