Surgical Technology

Degree Type
Associate of Science

Altamonte Springs
Fort Lauderdale

Program Dates

March 3, 2022 – February 2024

Day & Evening Schedule Options

*Mandatory orientation occurs approximately one week prior to start date

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Associate of science in surgical technology

The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program from City College prepares students with all the vital knowledge and tools to apply to sit for the Certified Surgical Technology exam (CST) issued by the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting).

Like many careers in the medical field, jobs for surgical technologists are growing at a faster than average rate and are predicted to increase as much as 7% by 2029**. The OR is always going to be full of unexpected challenges and Surgical Technologists are not just passing the scalpel; they are literally holding the tools that could save a life.

A surgical technologist provides essential support before, during and after surgeries. Fundamental duties include; preparing and sterilizing all surgical instruments, organizing surgical instruments according to the surgeon’s preferences, collecting used instruments, preparing the operating room for surgery, post-op bandaging and monitoring patient vital signs. The City College Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program is designed to provide students with the training and skills to play a crucial role in the intense environment of the OR. 


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The City College Surgical Technology program prepares students for a career that is both academically challenging and professionally rewarding in as little as 8 quarters. The program is offered in the day or evening to provide flexibility.   The integration of lecture, “real-life” patient simulation and 750 hours of clinical experience gives our students everything they need to work confidently side by side with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other surgical staff.

program highlights

  • Hands on clinical labs both in classroom and externship
  • Graduates are eligible to sit for the CST exam
  • Hands on experience utilizing industry standard equipment
  • Accepting transfer credits

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core courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Surgical Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Techniques

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Career Opportunities

Surgical Technologists are vital team members in the operating room and are essential in the execution of a surgery. It’s a very rewarding way to earn a living! Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Hospital Surgical Suites

Medical Device Representatives

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Physician’s Offices

Specialty Surgical Centers

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What Comes Next?

With an incredible foundation in accounting already established, being a City College graduate of the Associate of Science in Accounting Program can potentially open the door to so many great opportunities! You’ll have the option of starting your accounting career right away, or you may choose to continue your accounting education by pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Accounting at City College.

The bachelor’s degree program provides advanced accounting courses and can help you take your career to the next level by preparing you for the Masters Level Test, qualifying you to apply for high-level accounting positions that may advance your career even higher!

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* A quarter is made up of 10 weeks and students may carry 8 to 16 credits per quarter.

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