Surgical Technology

7224: Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate (1,330 Clock Hours)

CIP: 51.0909
FL CIP: 0351090905
SOC: 29-2055
Entry Wage: $14.23

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone 727-210-2350, website Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the operating room team providing care to surgical patients. Surgical Technologists work under the direction of a surgeon and facilitate the surgical procedure by preparing and providing the necessary instrumentation, supplies, and assistance needed for the surgical procedure. The Surgical Technologist functions with a sterile conscience and maintains and ensures the highest standard of sterile technique throughout the process.

Surgical Technology students are provided a curriculum that combines a heavy focus on human anatomy and disease, microbiology, surgical procedures, surgical tools and technologies to enable them to graduate with entry-level knowledge and competencies. More than 600 hours of guided clinical practice are provided in a variety of surgical settings including inpatient and outpatient surgical and obstetrical units. Students gain experience and have exposure to the latest cutting-edge surgical technologies.

Graduates are administered the National Certification Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

This is a limited access program with a deadline to apply. Application directions are distributed at required information sessions. Call 352-873-5817 for dates and times of information sessions or view online at

The program policies including attendance, grading, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains once admitted to the Surgical Technology program. View our information packet at

View gainful employment information on this program at

Program Courses

Course No.

Course Title

Clock Hours

STS 0003

Introduction to Surgical





STS 0810

Surgical Technology I


STS 0820

Surgical Technology II



Total Clock Hours



  • Federal criminal background check is required for admission. Persons who have a felony history may not be eligible for admission to any CF Health Sciences program, including Surgical Technology.
  • When more qualified students apply than can be accepted, those not accepted to the program are placed on a wait list.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination, eye exam, and proof of immunization are required.
  • Accident insurance is included in lab fee. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees.
  • It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities which may be up to 50 miles from Ocala.