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Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology in Florida

The Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology at City College prepares students for entry-level positions in the exciting surgical technology field. Surgical technologists assist in surgeries under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. They are vital members of operating room teams, which most commonly include surgeons, anesthesiologists and circulating nurses.

Surgical technologists are vital members of operating room teams.

Surgical technologists, or techs, perform crucial tasks at every stage of the surgical process. Before surgery, they prepare the instruments and supplies — surgical techs can identify over 100 instruments — and arrange everything according to the needs of the surgeon and the particular procedure.

During the procedure, techs must be able to keep a cool head while handing the surgeon instruments and supplies. After surgery, the tech may help bandage the patient and remove him or her from the operating room. Surgical techs then help collect the used instruments and prepare the operating room for the next surgery. 

Surgical techs are directly involved with the welfare of the patient, which is why so many techs view it as an extremely rewarding job. However, as you can imagine, to be a successful surgical tech you need the best training possible. 

If you’re looking for an Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology in Florida, City College is an excellent option. You’ll get hands-on experience with real industry equipment in our brand-new facilities. And an externship will give you experience in a real-world health care environment.

When you earn an Associate of Science Degree in Surgical Technology from City College, you’ll be eligible to take additional certification exams and get started on an amazing new career in surgical technology. 

As a student in City College’s Surgical Technology program, you’ll learn common operating room procedures and how to work under high-pressure situations so you can have a positive impact on patients. You’ll study anatomy, physiology, and surgical procedures and techniques, and develop your professional and patient interaction skills. Students get valuable, hands-on experience working in our industry-current labs and during surgical technologist externships in real-world healthcare environments.

As a student in the Surgical Technology program, you’ll learn:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Techniques
Job Opportunities:
Core Courses Include:
  • Hospital surgical suites and emergency rooms
  • Outpatient surgicenters
  • Laser and imaging centers
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Anatomy and Physiology (structures and organs)
  • Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Techniques

Graduates from the Fort Lauderdale campus are eligible to sit for certification examinations, if they choose, and can seek employment in settings including hospitals, day surgery centers, laser and imaging centers, and physicians’ offices.

Once you’re certified, you’ll be eligible for jobs in places like:

  • Hospital surgical suites and emergency rooms
  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Laser and imaging centers
  • Physicians’ offices

For more detailed information on this program, see our Academic Catalog.

*Learn more about the Surgical Technology Program offered in Florida at our Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Altamonte Springs campuses by clicking the "Start Today" button below.

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