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Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Jacksonville, FL

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.


Play a Key Role in the Operating Room

  • Gain skills for preparing patients, instruments and the operating field for surgical procedures.
  • Learn by completing 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.ᶛᶛ
  • Complete your degree in as few as 18-months of study at our Jacksonville campus.*

Program Overview

Surgical technologists keep the operating room safe and organized. It’s their responsibility to make sure the surgical field is sterile, and to ensure that surgeons and surgical assistants have all the instruments and materials they need. In Concorde’s surgical technology program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions in the OR.

The program combines classroom instruction, practice in the labs and clinical rotations in real-world health care facilities. 


Now Enrolling

Concorde's Jacksonville campus is seeking dedicated students who want to:

  • Learn to help prepare patients for surgery, operating rooms, assist during procedures, and more
  • Prepare for career opportunities in hospitals, clinics, private practices, and more
  • Earn an associate degree program in as few as 18-months*

Get started by scheduling an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session with Concorde today to find out if the Surgical Technology Associate Degree program is right for you!

 
*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 2020-2030 projected job demand https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/surgical-technologists.htm Projections are national. 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

9%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

68

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

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a surgical technologist in as few as 18-months.*

Surgical Technology Program Coursework:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Surgical Technology Theory
  • Surgical Technology Lab
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Review

Surgical Technology Program Practical Experience:

Concorde's surgical technology associate degree program blends theory with hands-on practical experiences. Students will apply their knowledge in on-campus lab operatory settings, becoming familiar with the processes and practices of an operating room.

Prior to graduation, surgical technology students must also complete over 500 hours in the field through clinical settings under the guidance of licensed surgeons and surgical technologist. The clinical experience provides Concorde graduates with a variety of cases and medical professional interactions - helping you better prepare for a career as a surgical technologist.ᶛᶛ


Surgical Technology Licensure & Certification:

When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists as sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

 
*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.. 
Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
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

As demand for health care rises, so should the number of surgical procedures. That likely means more job openings for surgical technologists.

 
**Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 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

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), 19751 E Mainstreet, Ste 339, Parker, CO, 80138; 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org.

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