Associate In Surgical Technology Programs

Surgical technologists or technicians are members of the surgical team during medical operations. They help prepare the operating room, check equipment, assist the surgeon during the operation, and transfer patients to their rooms.

For those interested in working in the operating room, an associate’s degree in surgical technology will provide the proper training. These programs are specifically designed to teach the background medical knowledge and hands-on surgical skills needed to become a surgical tech.

There are plenty of online, campus, and hybrid programs available for those interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in surgical technology. Use the links below to navigate our list of degrees.

In order to qualify for employment, you’ll need an associate’s degree in surgical technology. The programs in this list are offered in both hybrid and traditional formats, with flexible scheduling, allowing you to work towards your degree on your timetable.

Rasmussen College

Rasmussen College – Accredited By HLC

Associate of Science in Surgical Technologist: “At Rasmussen, our Surgical Technologist Associate’s degree program prepares you to make a positive impact on patients’ lives both inside and outside of the operating room. Our curriculum includes learning experiences in fully-equipped surgical laboratories and a clinical practicum at healthcare facilities. In this program, you’ll gain the skills employers value most, including: Proficiency in operating room procedures, handling high-pressure situations, preparing an O.R. for surgery and expertise in sterile and aseptic techniques. Preparation for a national certification exam is embedded in your coursework, and the application fee is included in the total program cost.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Southern Technical College

Southern Technical College – Accredited By ACICS

Associate of Science in Surgical Technician: “The Surgical Technician program at Southern Technical College, can prepare you to work as a surgical technician as part of a lifesaving team in a fast-paced, challenging setting, such as a hospital, medical center or surgical center. In this program, you can prepare to become a competent, entry-level surgical technician by taking courses with a focus on the Patient Simulation Center. The combination of learning from lecture, simulation and clinical setting with help you transition from the classroom to the professional world, upon graduation.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Stevens-Henager College

Stevens-Henager College – Accredited By ACCSC

Associate of Occupational Studies in Surgical Technologist: “The AOS in Surgical Technologist program at Stevens-Henager is designed to help you gain entry-level employment as a member of a surgical team under the direct supervision of professional surgeons and nurses. As part of your program, you’ll also gain hands-on experience through a clinical externship in a real medical setting. With your degree, you may be qualified to work in a wide variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, and specialty surgical centers.” Click Here to request information about this program.


Miller-Motte College

Miller-Motte College – Accredited By ACICS

Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology: “The Surgical Technology program provides training for an entry-level career as a vital member of the operating room team where the Surgical Technologist works together with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical team members. The program is designed to prepare competent entry-levy surgical technologists in the cognitive, technical skills, and behavioral learning domains. Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited programs are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).” Click Here to request information about this program.


Altierus Career College

Altierus Career College – Accredited By ACCSC

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology: “It only takes 24 months to complete our Surgical Technology Associate program so you can make a change and prepare to begin your new career. At Altierus, we’re here to help you build a strong foundation for success. Learn how to perform critical duties such as: Sterilize equipment and operating rooms for surgery; Provide preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care; Assist surgeons by passing instruments; and Maintain a sterile surgical environment. Preparation and testing are included in the program at no extra cost for the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam.” Click Here to request information about this program.

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