Surgical Technology - AAS

Associate Degree - Hybrid (Online & On-Campus)

Surgical Technology

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology program curriculum has been carefully designed to blend professional instruction, hands-on training in the lab and clinical work to ensure that learners develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to gain employment as entry-level surgical technologists and become contributing members of the multidisciplinary health care workforce.

  • Knowledge of basic sciences related to surgical technology.
  • Recognize and assist with emergency situations.
  • Prepare and function as a Surgical Technologist during pre-, intra-, and post-surgical procedures.

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)The Surgical Technology program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Prior to graduation, all students will be eligible to take the CST examination offered through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Hybrid
  • Program Length: 18 months
  • Credits: 102

Career Options

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Surgery Centers


What You Will Learn

  • Advanced studies in anatomy, microbiology and physiology.
  • In-depth study of medical terminology and operating room procedures.
  • An externship in a healthcare setting, providing real-world experience.
  • General education course work to meet the requirements of an associate degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Medical Assistants is expected to increase by 15% between 2020 and 2030.1

The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"I worked very hard in my Surgical Technology Associate program and made the Dean’s List. Despite being a single mom, I never missed a day of class or was even late to class. I am so proud to now be part of this amazing career field."

Chelsey Gaines

2021 Graduate, Surgical Technology AAS