Program Facts

Gain skills for preparing patients, instruments and the operating field for procedures.

Learn by completing 120 different surgical cases, divided among several types of surgery.

Complete your degree in as few as 18 months of study.*

Program Overview

Surgical technologists keep the operating room safe and organized. It’s their responsibility to make sure the surgical field is sterile, and to ensure that surgeons and surgical nurses have all the instruments and materials they need.

In Concorde’s surgical technology program, you can gain the skills you need to perform these important functions in the OR. The program combines classroom instruction, practice in the labs and clinical rotationsᶛᶛ in real-world health care facilities.

Surgical Technology Degree Curriculum

Our associate degree program equips you to pursue a career as a surgical technologist in as few as 18 months.* When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists as sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).†

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Surgical Technology Theory
  • Surgical Technology Lab
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Surgical Technology Clinical Review

†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.

Accreditation Statement

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org, as recommended by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 WestDry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120; 303-694-9262; www.arcstsa.org.