Surgical Technology Associate’s Degree
Be Part of a Surgical Team Vital to Patient Care
National College's Surgical Technology program is designed to provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment as a member of a surgical healthcare team.
Through a blended curriculum of lecture, labs, and clinical training, you will develop the necessary medical and technical skills you need to be successful.
As a student in the Surgical Technology program, you will:
- Become knowledgeable on current operating and delivery room procedures.
- Learn how to work under high-pressure situations.
- Gain first-hand experience in a healthcare setting.
- Complete a surgical externship placement.
Our program is designed to meet the standards required to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST), written and administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
Your Learning Experience
Introduction to Surgical Technology
Learn the various tasks a surgical technologist will perform from pre-operative through post-operative procedures.
Surgical Procedures I
Learn about the instrumentation and procedural steps used in the surgical environment and begin to practice those skills.
Surgical Procedures III
Work as a surgical technology assistant in a real surgical environment.
Program core courses may include:
- Surgical Technology I & II
- Terminology of Body Systems
- Terminology of Body Support
- Anatomy & Physiology: Systems of Transport & Support
- Anatomy & Physiology: Body Control Systems
- Diseases of the Human Body
- Surgical Procedures I, II, & III
- Introduction to Pharmacology
- Dosage and Calculations of Medications
- Microbiology for Health Science
- Introduction to Surgical Technology
- Surgical Technology Exam Success
Why Surgical Technology Students Turn To National College:
- The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
- Convenience and flexibility – day and evening course schedules to fit your life.
- Small class size – allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
- Peer tutoring – providing one-on-one help at no additional cost.
- Training in modern medical labs – simulating real work experiences.
- Externship placement as part of the Surgical Technology program – enabling students to build career experience.
- Career services – helping with career advice and resources needed for today's job search environment.
- Refresher courses are available to all our graduates – keeping skills in their field of study sharp and current at no additional tuition costs.
* The Surgical Technology programs at the Dayton Area, Cincinnati, Akron Area, and Youngstown, Ohio; Harrisonburg, and Danville, Virginia; Indianapolis, Indiana; Lexington, Louisville, and Florence, Kentucky; and Memphis, Tennessee campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). CAAHEP's address is 1361 Park Street, Clearwater Florida 33765 and their phone number is (727)210-2350; additionally, the website is (www.caahep.org)
» Surgical Technology Certification Exam Pass Rates (August 1, 2013-July 31, 2014) on the ARC/STSA Annual Report 2015
If you would rather speak with a representative over the phone, call 888.956.2732.
Meet Elizabeth Weber, in her third term of the medical assisting associate’s degree program.