Surgical Technologist

Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED, physical exam including drug screening, documentation of immunizations, PPD, hepatitis B series (due on first day of class), and a criminal background check containing no negative information. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 12 and math score of 10 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).
Surgical technologists work during surgery passing instruments, holding retractors, cutting sutures and participating in the counts of sponges, needles and instruments. Surgical technologists clean and restock the operating room. Hospitals are the primary employers for surgical technologists. Faster employment growth is expected in physicians’ offices and outpatient surgical centers.

This 12-month program includes Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to Microbiology, Surgical Technology, Surgical Procedures, Pharmacology and clinical rotations in regional hospitals. Students successfully completing all classroom and clinical requirements will be eligible to sit for the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting exam. Upon successful program completion and AST certification, you will be eligible for 25 college credits toward the Atlantic Cape Technical Studies/Health Professions Option (A.A.S.) degree.

The attainment of a professional credential verifies the surgical technologist demonstrates a broad general knowledge of the field and is capable of performing the responsibilities demanded by almost any surgical suite across the country. Only students who have completed training offered by CAAHEP-accredited programs are eligible to sit for the national certification exam, a requirement for credentialing.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation by the Accreditation Review Committee of Surgical Technologists.

SURG-501 (1,488 Hours)
Fee: $12,395 (Tuition $5,745, Materials $2,150, Lab $4,500)

  • Section AW02-Worthington Atlantic City Campus
    Monday-Friday beginning July 7 (Ending July 1, 2015)

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Upon completion of this Certification you will have received the necessary training to apply for jobs such as, Surgical Technologist and Central Service Technician. Please follow the link below to find out about more job opportunities this certificate leads to. 

Surgical Technologists , SOC Code– 29-2055.00

 Cost of Program

2013-2014 Academic Year