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The Surgical Technology program is very demanding but with our high quality of training, you will be prepared to enter the work force in the surgery field, labor and delivery, as a Surgical Assistant, or at Central Sterile Supply. This is a very rewarding career in the Health Science Field. It is not nursing; you do a very specific technical job and work under the RN and Surgeon. Our program requires more than 900 hands-on hours of training where you will spend your time in a real operating room.

The Surgical Technology program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Support with a concentration in Surgical Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The Surgical Technology program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Our Graduates

Graduates will be able to find local jobs that pay good salaries. They are able to work in surgery, labor and delivery.  They may also work at Central Sterile Supply or as a Surgical Assistant.

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of certificates, technical certificates, and degrees above. A summary of our offerings is below.


Associate of Applied Science
(68 credit hours = 5 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec Surg Tech Int” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist  with a concentration in Surgical Technology while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   

NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees and certificates varies by campus.

Program Locations

Surgical Technology programs are offered at the Ivy Tech campuses above.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP), in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 210-235

Clinical Case Requirements for Graduation

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology Program, the student will have fulfilled the clinical case requirements as established by the 6th edition of the Core Curriculum for Surgical Technology published by the Association of Surgical Technologists.  The student must have a total of 30 total surgical cases in general surgery (20 first scrubs & 10 second scrubs).  In specialty surgery, a total of 90 total surgical cases (60 first scrubs & 30 second scrubs) is required.  Specialties include surgical procedures in orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, genitourinary, obstetrics, gynecology, ophthalmic, oral/maxillofacial, plastic & reconstructive, cardiothoracic, peripheral vascular, pediatrics, & neurosurgical.  The total amount of procedures cases scrubbed for the duration of the entire Surgical Technology Program must exceed 120 with 80 of the cases being first scrubs & 40 cases being second scrubs.