Surgical Technology

Program Content: The content includes, but is not limited to, communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, aseptic techniques, patient care procedures, surgical technology procedures, patient safety, use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills, and basic computer literacy. In a simulated surgical environment, students practice preparing, setting up and maintaining a sterile field, sterilization and disinfection procedures, preparation of supplies and equipment for surgery, and patient preparation. Clinical learning experiences in an operating room and related areas are an integral part of this program. 

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as surgical technologists. The program is in accordance with the Florida Statutes for Surgical Technology. Students are prepared to sit for the examination to become a National Board Certified Surgical Technologist. The Surgical Technology Certificate Program, located on the MTC East campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( located at: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350, Fax: 727-210-2354.

1. Attend a program information session; applications are only available at these sessions. Call 941-752-8100 ext. 2035 to hear a list of dates and times for current program offerings.
2. Submit a completed program application that includes the following:

a. TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) pre-entrance scores required
b. Proof of Florida residence (ex. Florida Driver’s License)
c. Documentation of physical examination & immunizations
d. Completed application for background check
e. Proof of High School Diploma or GED

3. Interview

Length of Program: This program is 1330 clock hours, which takes approximately 1 year and 2 months to complete if attending full-time.

Industry Certification: Program graduates are prepared to earn the National Board Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) certification.

CST Certification Outcomes:

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On-time Completion Rate: 100%

Download Program Information Sheet

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet:Surgical Technology (H170211)

Download Program Application

For More Information and an Application: Contact Deborah Kinley at 941.752.8100 x 2038, Email