Surgical Technology

Career Certificate

Surgical Technology

Surgical instrument set up, incision site preparation and laboratory gathering

About Surgical Technology (C.C.)

Student Alert: This program is approved for inactivation with no new student enrollments beginning with the fall term 2020 (2208). For more information, please contact  the Health Career Advising Center at (904) 713-4545 or

Surgical instrument set up, incision site preparation and laboratory gathering

The Surgical Technology Career Certificate (C.C.) program prepares students to become an active surgical team member as surgical technologists. What is a surgical technologist? Students who become certified surgical technologists learn to prepare a sterile field with instruments and supplies for surgical procedures, then apply those skills while completing clinical rotations at local hospitals. Students will also learn about anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, pharmacology and anesthesia. Upon completion of the professional and clinical coursework, students are eligible to sit for the national Certified Surgical Technologist Exam.

The mission of the surgical technologist program is to prepare students for distinctive success in their academic and personal goals. The surgical technology program instruction includes a combination of classroom studies, classroom lab practice, and clinical experience in the perioperative arena (operating room, pre- and post-anesthesia care and labor and delivery) which prepares students to assist members of the surgical team (surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technologists). Particular emphasis is placed upon the day-to-day skills required for surgical technologist jobs involving scrubbing and circulating a wide variety of surgical procedures and the preparation and maintenance of sterilized and unsterilized supplies to prepare for the certification surgical technologist. 

Industry Associations


The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (, upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and the Surgical Assisting (ARS/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N. Suite 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
(727) 210-2350


Years Examination Pass Rate Completion Rate Employment Rate
2016 84% 83% 95%
2015 84% 95% 86%
2014 95% 66% 82%

Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

Resources and Documents

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Program Information

Limited access 

Program Code:  5667

Academic Roadmaps

Next Start Term



May 15 for Fall Admit

Sept 15 for Spring Admit

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $3,884*
 Financial aid is available, if qualified
Tuition and Fees
Tuition Payment Plans

Additional Costs

Drug screen, background checks, uniforms, physical and textbooks

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 713-4545

*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule