Surgical Technology

The Surgical Technology program provides the technical and educational experiences that prepare graduates for entry-level positions as surgical technologists and to sit for the national certification examination sponsored by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Courses provide classroom, lab and clinical rotations to prepare graduates for entry-level positions as surgical technologists.

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Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Surgical Technology
Level I Certificate in Surgical Technology

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Program Information


The Surgical Technology program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs .

Application Procedure

The Surgical Technology Program commences in the summer semester each year. The “on-campus” commitment is for one year (full-time), Mon.-Thurs. 8 hr/day.

  1. Attend an information session.
  2. Complete the Temple College admission procedure.
  3. Pass the ATI TEAS pre-entrance examination with the established departmental minimum score.
  4. Submit a formal application to the program.

Information Packet

Information Sessions
June 10, 2019
July 8, 2019
August 12, 2019
September 9, 2019
October 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 16, 2020


*Information sessions begin at 3 p.m. in Room 1814 of the Health Sciences Center.

Program Highlights
  • 100% job placement rate and a 100% pass rate on the National Certification Exam in 2017
  • 100% job placement rate and a 90% pass rate on the National Certification Exam in 2018
Clinical Affiliates

Students are actively involved in gaining technical skills and expertise through clinical assignments at local surgical facilities.

Career Outlook
Graduates of the Temple College Surgical Technology program have been exposed to and may specialize in the following services:
  • Cardio-Thoracic
  • Central Service/Instrument Processing
  • General Neurology
  • OB-GYN Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Maxillofacial
  • Plastics & Reconstructive
  • Peripheral Vascular
  • Urology


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