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Associate of Applied Science Degree Surgical Technician Program

Do you have what it takes to work in a pressure-filled environment that requires close attention to even the smallest details? Take the first step with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Southern Technical College’s Surgical Technician program. This program is designed to prepare students to work as a surgical technician in a lifesaving team in a fast-paced, challenging setting, in several healthcare facilities including hospitals, medical centers and public or private surgical centers. Finish in as fast as 24 months, and be ready to take the certification exam in surgical technology given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Program overview:

  • 2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost
  • Hands-on learning
  • Two 250-hour externships
  • Eligible to sit for Certification exam in Surgical Technology

Why Southern Technical College:

  • Day & evening classes available
  • Small class sizes
  • Accredited
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Surgical Technician Curriculum Overview

Southern Technical College provides hands-on quality education in their Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technician program. Surgical Technician students will learn about the surgical profession and will develop the fundamental concepts and principles (aseptic technique) necessary to successfully participate on a surgical team. The topics will include an introduction to preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative principles of surgical technology, and an introduction to intraoperative pharmacology and the concepts of anesthesia administration utilized in the surgical environment. In addition, basic surgical furniture, equipment and supplies are presented. The student will be able to identify by name, the common equipment and surgical supplies including suture, needles, drains, catheters and dressing and discuss when and why these devices are necessary. The anatomy and physiology of the major systems are covered, with emphasis on the digestive system, integumentary system musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular and reproductive system. This program will also address the surgical wound, various incisions, suture material the wound healing process and how to handle specimens. Before graduation students will spend 500 total hours in two externships, working with a surgical team.

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Course Titles

Medical Law and Ethics
Microbiology and Infection Control
Medical Terminology
Fundamentals of Patient Care
Surgical Technician Externship I
Surgical Technician Externship II
Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
Surgical Procedures I
Surgical Skills I
Anatomy and Physiology for the Surgical Technician
Surgical Procedures II
Surgical Skills II
Surgical Procedures III
Surgical Skills III
Surgical Technician Certification Prep
Surgical Technician Content Review

If you’re considering schools for Surgical Technology programs in Florida, it’s time to find out why Southern Technical College is the place for you. Contact us today to get started.

Career options upon graduation:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Physicians’ Offices
  • Outpatient Surgical Centers

Surgical Technician program is available at these locations: