Work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and surgical personnel
Surgical Technologists are responsible for preparing the operating room, selecting and opening sterile instruments. Training includes assembling, adjusting and checking nonsterile equipment. Completion of the surgical technologist program is approximately one year.
This program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of theory, laboratory and clinical experiences and includes:
- Aseptic Techniques
- Medical Terminology
- Surgical Technology Procedures
- Patient Safety
- Use and Care of Equipment and Supplies
- CPR Heartsaver
- Basic Computer Literacy
Clinical experience makes up at least 50% of the total program. The program is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing.
16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in any K-12 program
High School Diploma / GED from an Accredited High School
- Successfully pass the TEAS Test
The entire program is 1330 hours but students can earn a certificate upon completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Basic Healthcare Worker||90 Hours|
|OCP B||Central Supply Technician||210 Hours|
|OCP C||Surgical Technologist 1||343 Hours|
|OCP C||Surgical Technologist 2||343 Hours|
|OCP C||Surgical Technologist 3||343 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1330|
Minimum basic-skills grade levels required for awarding a Full Program Completion Certificate are 10th grade in Math, 11th grade in Reading and Language on the TABE® test. (Exception: High School Diploma from Florida Public School 2007-Present.) Additional information can be provided by student services. Students are expected to complete program competencies.
Licensed Surgical Technologist can work in
- Surgical Centers
- Physician’s Office
- Delivery Rooms
- Medical Sales Representative
- Traveling Opportunites
License: Tech-N-Surgery/certificated offered by National Center for Competency Testing, Certified Surgical Technologist, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $22.46 hourly or $46,710 annually.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Applicants must have a high school diploma from an accredited High School, or its equivalent. To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, at www.fafsa.gov. Questions pertaining to this matter should be directed to the Financial Aid Office.
In-state residents – $2.56 per hour (Subject to change)
Out of state resident – $10.25 per hour (Subject to change)
$15.00 application fee per trimester
Material Fee: $150.00
Identification fee – $5.00 per trimester
Liability/Accidental Insurance: $25.00
Students must purchase books/kits and/or uniforms, if applicable
Review: $55.00 – Testing Fee: $155.00
Monday – Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.