Surgical Technology Program FAQ’s

What is the next start date for the Surgical Technology Program?

The Surgical Technology Program (i.e., Phase I through Phase V) will start each Fall semester (in August) and will end in the following Spring semester (in April).

What is the cost of the Surgical Technology Program and how will I be able to pay for the program?

Each phase (I – V) will cost $2,100. You will be required to register and pay the tuition before the start of each phase. Other cost items include books, program module notes, program assessment exam, and protective eyewear, personal medical insurance, health requirements, etc.

The hours and cost for each phase are referenced below.

  • Surgical Technology Phase I (108 hours) $2,100
  • Surgical Technology Phase II (140 hours) $2,100
  • Surgical Technology Phase III (200 hours) $2,100
  • Surgical Technology Phase IV (152 hours) $2,100
  • Surgical Technology Phase V (112 hours) $2,100

Tuition assistance may possibly be available via private scholarships and/or workforce development programs. Federal financial aid via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not applicable, since federal financial aid is provided only for credit-based programs.

Will I be able to work while completing the Surgical Technology Program?

Due to the demands of the program, you may be able to work part-time. Full time employment is not recommended during the program.

When do I complete the certification exam?

The Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam as administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) will be completed during the last week of Phase V within the Surgical Technology Program.

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