Associates of Applied Science

in Surgical Technology 

Program Objectives:
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to define the role of the Surgical Technologist and other surgical team members. Understand the principle of aseptic technique. Define the processes of antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization. Identify needs of the surgical Patient (physical, psychosocial, spiritual). Apply the principles of surgical conscience and understand basic knowledge of perioperative care of the surgical patient. Understand the principles of anesthesia. Gain a working knowledge of sutures, needles, and staples.


The student must complete
• Successfully complete each course with at least a 70% (GPA 2.0)
• Achieve 100% in lab participation.
• 315 hours of clinical experience in a clinic or hospital. This will allow the students to apply the knowledge obtained in a surgical setting under the supervision of a surgical technologist or physician.


General Education Classes
• General College Math
• Introduction to Communication
• Developmental Psychology
• Medical Terminology
• Anatomy & Physiology I


Concentration Classes
• Anatomy & Physiology II
• Introduction to Pathophysiology
• Introduction to Surgical Technology
• Medical Law and Ethics
• Introduction to the Healthcare Facility and Surgical Suite
• Surgical Technology I
• Surgical Technology II
• Surgical Technology III
• Sterilization and Disinfection
• Pharmacology & Anesthesia
• Abdominal and OB/GYN Procedures
• Career Development
• Diagnostic and Circulator Procedures
• Cardiovascular Procedures
• Orthopedic and Neurological Procedures
• ENT/Plastic/Ophthalmologic Procedures
• Simulated Operating Room
• Surgical Extern

Total Cost of the Program: $15,500.00

Tuition: $14,500.00

Books & Supplies: $900.00

Application Fee: $100.00

Cost of Books/Supplies and Application Fee are due upon enrollment. Payment plans available for the tuition amount. 


Day Class Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

8:00am - 4:00pm for 18 months (75 Weeks)


Night Class Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays

5:00pm - 9:00pm for 29 months (126 Weeks)  

This length includes one semester or 315 hours of externship and semester breaks

Upcoming Program Start Dates: 

September 27th, 2022 - Day Class Schedule Only

Please reach out to Admissions for deadlines to apply for this start date. 

Requirements to Enroll:

  • Passing the Accuplacer Entrance Examination provided at NGNA

  • Current Government Issued Picture ID

  • Social Security Card

  • High School Diploma/Transcripts