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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.

Degrees & Certificates

Program Information

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

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

September 11, 2017
October 9, 2017
November 13, 2017
January 8, 2018
February 12, 2018
March 19, 2018
April 9, 2018

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

Students completing the Surgical Technology program in 2016 had a 100% job placement rate and a 100 % pass rate on the National Certification Exam.

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

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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