The Surgical Technology 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 the surgeon during operations. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Certification Exam administered by the National Board of Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), which is required by CAAHEP accredited programs.
Selective Admission Process
The TEAS test is a minimum requirement to apply for this program. Potential applicants are encouraged to complete this form if they are not sure whether they are meeting eligibility requirements or have questions about the test. Applicants should also be sure to visit the FAQ page for general questions about the test.
*Minimum requirements are subject to change each academic year. Please refer to the information packet.
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Surgical Technology, A.A.S. Course Information
Surgical Technology program students have maintained a 100% pass rate on the National Certification Exam since the inception of the program in 2007.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting . The ARC/STSA® is the only CAAHEP-recognized Committee on Accreditation for education programs in surgical technology and surgical assisting.
The mission of the surgical technologist program is to prepare individuals to function in the operating room setting. This Degree program will set high standards for students to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become an integral member of a surgical team.
Surgical Technology has been consistently in the top ten of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in health-care related professions for most of the last two decades. Employment for a surgical technologist is expected to grow 6 percent between 2021 and 2031. The employment rate for CFCC graduates who actively sought employment is 100%.
Surgical Technology is a continuing growing profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects there will be 9,600 opening each year, on average, over the decade.
The median national average for salaries for a surgical technologist is $55,960 per year or $26.91 per hour. Advancement and experience will provide the opportunity for higher salary levels.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook handbook