Accredited Surgical Technology Programs

Find accredited surgical technology certification classes or associate degree programs at local medical trade schools or online technical colleges near you. 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 Programs

All colleges are not listed here, use the search application to find your local options.

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.

  1. First, you need to earn your high school diploma or GED
  2. Enroll into a surgical tech program.
  3. Get your certificate or associate degree. An associate degree is the more common path.
  4. 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.