Find accredited surgical technology certification classes or associate degree courses at local medical trade schools or online technical colleges. Listed colleges are accredited and have financial aid assistance if you qualify.
“Programs can take up to two years to complete depending on the type and number of classes you decide to enroll in. Most programs provide the ability to earn an associate’s degree alongside your surgical technician certificate.”
Colleges with Surgical Technology Courses
All colleges are not listed here, use the search application to find your local options.
- Iowa Central
- Ultimate Medical Academy
- Fortis Institute
- Remington College
- Brightwood College
- Florida Career College
- South College
Accelerated, weekend classroom and hybrid (classroom+online) surgical technology certificate program options are available at many colleges.
“Steps to Become a Surgical Technologist
If you’re thinking you want to become a surgical technologist, it’s important to enroll in a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
- First, you need to earn your high school diploma or GED
- Enroll into a surgical tech program.
- Get your certificate or associate degree. An associate degree is the more common path.
- Take a certification exam. The Certified Surgical Technologist credential is completely voluntary. However, getting certified will improve your chances of being hired.
Salary: “The median annual wage for surgical technologists was $46,310 in May 2017. … The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,470, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $67,000.”