Surgical Technologist

Associate in Applied Science

Surgical technologists function as members of the surgical team in the operating room, delivery room, or out-patient surgical center; as employees of the surgeon; or as part of an organ donor team. Surgical technologists prepare the operating room by setting up surgical instruments and equipment.

day course to learn about the Surgical Technologist program.

The campus laboratories in the Surgical Technologist program replicate real healthcare settings, allowing students to practice within a controlled environment, using the same medical equipment as local hospitals. Students study basic patient care practices, aseptic technique, surgical anatomy, surgical procedure, and surgical supplies and instruments.

A Quality Education

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Surgical Technologist working in hospitals, surgical centers, physicians offices, and outpatient care centers


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
65 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2022-23

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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The ICC Surgical Technologist program is a fast-paced, demanding curriculum that requires higher order thinking processes. Students must have good communication and stress management skills.

Bill Hammer, Professor – Health Careers
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How Do I Get Into the Surgical Technologist Program?

Start a career in the fast-paced and rewarding world of Surgical Technology. Connect with an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Submit supplemental application.
  3. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  4. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  5. High school coursework in anatomy, biology, chemistry, and math is beneficial.
  6. Complete the SURTK 100 course for a one day preview of the program.

What Can I Expect As a Surgical Technologist Student?

Program Outcomes

Each year the eligible candidates enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program sit for their National Certification Exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Those candidates who pass their exam become Certified Surgical Technologists (CST). In accordance with the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), these results are to be published for public knowledge.

National Surgical Technologist Certifying Examination Pass Rate

Exam YearTotal Number TestedNational Pass RateTotal ICC TestedICC Pass Rate

Employment Rate as Cetified Surgical Technologist

Academic YearNumber GraduatesEmployed in field and/or continuing educationPercentage Employed

How Am I Going to Manage This?


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