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Surgical Technology

Dreaming of working in an operating room? If so, join one of the fastest-growing professions in the country with a degree in Surgical Technology, where you’ll acquire the skills to become an integral member of a surgical team.

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 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.

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120

Quick information

Application Period
January 27, 2021 – April 15, 2021
Information Sessions
Information sessions will be held via Blackboard Collaborate. Note: You do not need Blackboard Collaborate to participate in the information session. Please find instructions on how to access the information session below.

Thu Apr 9, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wed April 29, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 am

How to Access the Information Session:

  1. Access the Surgical Technology Information Session using the link below.

  2. Sign in to the session with your first, middle, and last name plus your student ID (if you are a current student).
  3. This is how a student will receive points for attending the session.

Surgical Technology program students have maintained a 100% pass rate on the National Certification Exam since the inception of the program in 2007.

Surgical Technology, A.A.S. Course Information

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Mission Statement

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 25 percent between 2008 and 2018. The employment rate for CFCC graduates who actively sought employment is 100%.

Job Outlook

Surgical Technology is a continuing growing profession. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects by the year 2018, there will be 114,700 surgical technologists, a 25 percent increase, or 23,200 (over the 10-year period, which represents an increase of approximately 2.5 percent per year or 2,300 additional new jobs annually).


The median national average for salaries for a surgical technologist is $41,790 per year or $20.09 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

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