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Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Achieve an Associate degree in as few as 18 months*

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

Want to train for a meaningful health care career? Surgical technologists assist surgeons and nurses during life saving operations, help care for and transfer patients, and most importantly, ensure the surgical field is sterile before, during, and after procedures.


In Surgical Technology you get to work alongside surgeons, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. As a Surgical Technologist, you’ll help prepare operating rooms, equipment, and assist medical professionals during surgeries. Using an understanding of fundamentals and routines for procedures, Surgical Techs help to ensure procedures are performed efficiently and effectively.


Have A Meaningful Impact Through Your Work

The Surgical Tech program focuses on preparing students to learn skills such as sterile field preparation, field maintenance, surgeon assistance, and patient care. The Surgical Technology Associate program is offered at 14 Concorde campuses,


Get Started, Train for a Career as a Surgical Technologist

Do you aspire to a career supporting physicians, nurses, and patients in an exciting, fast-paced work setting? Have you been searching for a surgical technology school near you that offers real-world training to equip you to pursue a career in surgical technology? Then consider Concorde’s Surgical Technology Associate Degree program.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021-2031 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm#tab-6 local job market demand may vary. 

Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

18* Mo

Program Length

68.0

Credit Hours

300

Lab Hours

570

Clinical Hours

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

Concorde's Surgical Technology Curriculum is Hands-On Career Focused Education

Concorde puts you in the center of the surgical tech field through coursework and hands-on learning experiences that challenge you as you would be challenged in a real-world work setting in this field.

Surgical Technologist Critical Skills & Knowleged

  • Patient Care: Pre, During and Post Procedure
  • Sterile Field Preparation
  • Passing Instruments, Supplies & Equipment to Surgeons
  • Surgical Field Maintenance
  • Surgeon Assistance

 

Surgical Technology Program Outcomes

Concorde believes it is important that students make an informed decision when investing time and money into a health care career focused education. To help you in considering whether Concorde's Surgical Technology program could fit your needs, please click on the following link to find campus-specific outcome information about the Surgical Technology programs in San Diego, CA; Aurora, CA; Miramar, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville, FL; Portland, OR; Dallas, Grand Prairie, and San Antonio, TX.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes. 

Career Outlook

Surgical Technology is Projected to Experience Positive Growth Demand

As demand rises for preventative and responsive surgical care, so should the need for trained surgical professionals including surgical technologists who can:

  • Prepare patients for procedures and care for them post surgery
  • Sterilize and manage supplies, instruments, equipment and facilities
  • Assist surgeons during procedures
  • Work efficiently alongside other health care providers from surgeons to nurses to anesthesiologists to administrators

6%

Projected national job demand between 2021-2031""

Growing Demand for Surgical Technologists

Projected job demand is based upon national surveys collected from employers by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2021-2031 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm#tab-6 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

For the Campuses of  Memphis, TN; San Antonio, TX; San Bernardino, CA; and Orlando, FL:

The Surgical Technology program is initially accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org.

For the Campuses of San Diego, CA; Aurora, CO; Jacksonville, Miramar, and Tampa, FL; Portland, OR; and Dallas, and Grand Prairie, TX:

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org.

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FAQ

Surgical Technology Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers.

12 Questions
You can complete the associate degree program in as few as 18 months. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.
Contact us to find out when the Surgical Technologist program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
According to BLS.gov, the surgical technologist job field is projected to grow by 7 percent through 2029. As Surgical Technology continues to improve and advance, surgical procedures are increasingly common.
By becoming a surgical technologist, you will work alongside surgeons and nurses in the operating room, preparing patients for surgery, ensuring that piece of equipment is sterilized and working perfectly, and being ready when the surgical team needs an instrument. No two workdays are the same, and you'll be at the forefront of new surgical techniques.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
You can complete the associate degree program in as few as 18 months. Please check with an admissions adviser for program length information.
Contact us to find out when the Surgical Technologist program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
Our online program is for those who are already a licensed surgical technician (CST) with a Diploma from an accredited Surgical Technology program.
This is based on what works best for you and your learning style. If you have good time management skills and are looking for a more flexible schedule, then online is the best option. If you do better in a structured, set-schedule environment, then the ground option might be the best fit.
There are two options, full-time (30 weeks) and part-time (50 weeks).