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If your answer is "yes," pursuing a degree as a surgical technologist is the career field for you! As a surgical technologist, you work with the operating room team before, during and after surgery to deliver quality patient care. Surgical technologists prepare the instruments and set up the trays that will be utilized by the surgical team. During the procedure, technologists pass instruments to the surgeon and generally assist where needed.
This is an 18-month associate degree program that delivers the knowledge and skills necessary for graduates to enter the field of surgical technology and to take the national certification examination for surgical technology.
The surgical tech program is accredited by CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.
The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees:
|STE 100, STE 101, STE 105,
STE 110, STE 115, STE 181
|High-cost course fee||$7.35 (per credit hour)|
|STE 100||OSHA Training Fee||$10.00 (flat)|
|STE 100||AST Membership Fee||$45.00 (flat)|
|STE 101||Lab supplied & materials||$150.00 (flat)|
|STE 179||Practice Test Fee||$40.00 (flat)|
|STE 179||AST Certification Exam Fee||$190.00 (flat)|
|STE 181||Clinical Site Rotation Tracking||$36.50 (flat)|
|STE 181, STE 182, STE 183||Malpractice Insurance Non-EMT||$8.50 (flat)|
|STE 181, STE 182, STE 183||Dosimetry Badge||$19.00 (flat)|
This program is eligible for federal financial aid.
Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.
In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.
There is an expected 15 percent growth in the field of surgical technology over the next 10 years. The surgical technologist can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, surgery departments and ambulatory surgery centers.
Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.
The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $46,310 in May 2017.
The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.
The Program completion data below is defined as the number of students who complete the Surgical Technology Program within the stated program length of 18 months. Students accepted into the program in the Fall semester but withdraw before census date are not included in this data.
|Class of||Program Completion||Number of Initial Students / Graduates|
|2017-2018||79%||13 initial, 9 graduates|
|2018-2019||79%||13 initial, 9 graduates|
|Meets Benchmark of 75%|
|Class of||CST Pass Rates on First Attempt within 6 months of Graduation||1st Attempt Pass/ Number of Graduates|
|Meets Benchmark 85%|
|Class of||Job Placement||Number of Initial Students placed/# Seeking Employment|
|2017-2018||90%||8 out of the 9 are employed full-time|
|Meets benchmark of 75%|