Surgical Technology

At a Glance

Key part of the operating team, assisting surgeons and听preparing patients, equipment and the room.

Surgical technologists are members of the surgical team during medical operations. They help prepare the operating room, check and/or assemble equipment, assist the surgeon during the operation, transfer patients to their rooms and clean the operating room. At 绿帽社, surgical technology students get hands-on experience in an operating room lab. They are prepared with the skills needed to directly enter the workforce. Career options include certified surgical technologists in hospital operating rooms, delivery rooms, ambulatory care centers, physician offices and central sterilizing departments.

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Degrees & Certs

Learn more about the required courses for the surgical technology program:

Job Outlook

Cost

For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), surgical technology (SGT) classes have a tuition rate of $274 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Paying for college

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Free training opportunity

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program provides free training and supports for occupations within the health care field.听Learn more about PATH, including support services, programs and eligibility.

Start/Info Session

Sixteen students are accepted each fall semester,听which will begin August 2022.

If this is a career in which you are deeply interested, be sure to do two things:

  1. Attend an information session听and fulfill this requirement for admission. The subjects that will be discussed are surgical technology as a career, admission requirements, program requirements, clinical requirements, general course advising.听
    • All in-person information sessions will be held in Montgomery Hall, Room 1113 at 4:00 p.m. on the dates listed below. You must register in advance by听emailing the SGT program director. Please provide your name, email address and a contact number in case of cancellation.
    • Feb. 5, 2024
    • April 8, 2024
    • June 10, 2024
    • Aug. 26, 2024
    • Oct. 7, 2024
    • Dec. 2, 2024
    If you are unable to attend one of the above sessions or would prefer to听participate in the听session online, please complete听the听. It will take approximately 45 minutes.听
  2. Make an appointment with the health professions student success coach听by calling听217-786-2224. 绿帽社 Student Success is located in Menard Hall on the main campus.

To help ensure that students are successful, our program uses specific admission requirements to enter the applicant pool. Please note that applicants must complete specific admission requirements in addition to the 绿帽社 general enrollment steps. To prepare for applying to the program, please follow the听SGT application steps.

绿帽社听Surgical Technology is accredited by the 听upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL听 33763
727-210-2350

2020-2021 academic year

8/1/2020 鈥 7/31/2021
Graduation date: December 2019
# of students graduated: 5
# students took CST exam: 5
# students passed CST exam: 5
% students passed CST exam: 100%

2019-2020 academic year

8/1/2019 鈥 7/31/2020
Graduation date: December 2019
# of students graduated: 6
# students took CST exam: 6
# students passed CST exam: 6
% students passed CST exam: 100%

2018-2019 academic year

8/1/2018 鈥 7/31/2019
Graduation date: December 2018
# of students graduated: 4
# students took CST exam: 4
# students passed CST exam: 4
% students passed CST exam: 100%

2017-2018 academic year

8/1/2017 鈥 7/31/2018
Graduation date: December 2017
# of students graduated: 4
# students took CST exam: 4
# students passed CST exam: 4
% students passed CST exam: 100%

2016-2017 academic year

8/1/2016 鈥 7/31/2017
Graduation date: December 2016
# of students graduated: 6
# students took CST exam: 6
# students passed CST exam: 6
% students passed CST exam: 100%