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Surgical Technology

Program Advisor Contact Information

L. Gene Burke, CST, FAST, AAS
Phone: (706) 771-4191

Program Description:  The Surgical Technology diploma program prepares students for employment in a variety of positions in the surgical field. Learning opportunities develop academic and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. Surgical Techn ology graduates are prepared to function as surgical technologists in positions requiring advanced knowledge in surgical procedures.  Graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Examination for Surgical Technologist.  High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program. 

Accreditation:  The program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs—Accreditation Review Committee for Educational Programs in Surgical Technology. The contact information for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs is as follows: 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350,

Employment Opportunities:  Surgical technicians are in demand for employment in hospitals, operating rooms, physicians’ offices, emergency rooms, ambulatory and day surgery centers, central sterile processing departments, and managerial roles, and more.

Gainful Employment

Annual Reporting Year Academic Year Standard Reporting Percentage of that Standard
2016 8/1/2014 - 7/31/2015 CST Exam Pass Rate 62%
8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014 CST Graduate Placement Rate 53%
2015 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2014 CST Exam Pass Rate 60%
8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013 CST Graduate Placement Rate 62%
2014 8/1/2012 - 7/31/2013 CST Exam Pass Rate 54%
8/1/2011 - 7/31/2012 CST Graduate Placement Rate No Graduating Class during this time period.