Surgical Technology

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To prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (hands-on skills), and affective (professional behavior; conduct) learning domains.


Clinical learning experiences in an operating room and related areas are an integral part of this program. This program is offered in both traditional classroom instruction and online learning settings.

Training includes but is not limited to performing a surgical hand scrub, gowning and gloving, setting up the operating room with sterile supplies, instruments, equipment, medications and fluids needed during surgery; preparing patients for surgery by performing a surgical skin prep of the areas on which the surgeon will operate; passing instruments and other sterile supplies to the surgeon; transporting patients to and from the operating room; communication, interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Surgical Technology program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, 11 language and 11 reading.

H170211 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1330 Hrs
HSC0003 A* Basic Healthcare Worker 90
STS0015 B Central Supply Technician 210
STS0010 C Surgical Technologist 1 343
STS0011 Surgical Technologist 2 343
STS0012 Surgical Technologist 3 344
* OCP A, Basic Healthcare Worker, is the foundation of the majority of health-related programs of study. If the student has high school credit for Health Science I and Health Science 2 or an applicant can demonstrate the skills in those courses through a written and performance test for OCP A, the student may start with OCP B, Central Supply Technician.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting ARC/STSA (arcstorg) Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 Phone 727-210-2350

Program Cost

  • $6,267.21
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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