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Surgical Technologist

Career Training Certificate

Train to become an integral part of the surgical team! Surgical Technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

Students who complete this training are well-prepared to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist examination. 

Program admission is twice a year with classes starting in March and September. The training includes an internship.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible:  Yes


Desert Vista

Contact Information

Division of Critical Care
Dean:  520.206.6661
CTD Director: 520.206.5142
Program Director:  520.206.5225


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Surgical Technologist $46,672

Academic Options

After three to five years of experience and more formal training, become eligible to be a certified surgical first assistant, working for a surgeon who has selected you and doing many of the surgical procedures.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Modules

Module # Title Hours
HO 818 Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology 150
SG 900 Introduction to Healthcare 86
SG 910 Introduction to Instrumentation, Equipment, and Sterilization 106
SG 920 Anesthesia and Surgical Pharmacology 35
SG 930 Patient Care 23
SG 950LB Surgical Lab Procedures I 110
SG 960LB Surgical Lab Procedures II 165
SG 970LB Surgical Lab Procedures III 125
SG 990 Surgical Technologist Externship I 250
SG 995 Surgical Technologist Externship II 276
Total 1,326

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