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Surgical Technology Associate’s Degree

Surgical Technology Degree - Associate Degree - American National University

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Be Part of a Surgical Team Vital to Patient Care

American National University’s Surgical Technology associate’s degree program¹ is designed to provide you with the technical skills and knowledge required for entry-level employment as a member of a surgical healthcare team.

Through a blended curriculum of lecture, labs, and clinical training, you will develop the necessary medical and technical skills you need to be successful.

As a student in the Surgical Technology program, you will:

Our program is designed to meet the standards required to take the Certified Surgical Technologist exam (CST), written and administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Your Learning Experience

Introduction to Surgical Technology
Learn the various tasks a surgical technologist will perform from pre-operative through post-operative procedures.

Surgical Procedures I
Learn about the instrumentation and procedural steps used in the surgical environment and begin to practice those skills.

Surgical Procedures III
Work as a surgical technology assistant in a real surgical environment.

Program core courses may include:

  • Surgical Technology I & II
  • Terminology of Body Systems
  • Terminology of Body Support
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Systems of Transport & Support
  • Anatomy & Physiology: Body Control Systems


  • Diseases of the Human Body
  • Surgical Procedures I, II, & III
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Dosage and Calculations of Medications
  • Microbiology for Health Science
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Technology Exam Success


1 While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

Related article: Your Life in the OR as a Surgical Technologist
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Your Life in the OR as a Surgical Technologist

More than 50 million surgeries are performed each year and the professionals who staff the operating room must be well-trained, knowledgeable and committed.1 Surgical Technologists are important members of those surgical teams. If you're interested in an exciting career in healthcare, surgical technology is a growing field with a lot of opportunity. Here is just some of what you will do as a surgical technologist on a typical day in the OR:

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Why American National University?

¹While widely available, not all courses are available at all class times or offered every term. Check with a University Student Services representative.

²Refresher training is tuition-free for qualified students. Additional costs such as lab fees, books and supplies are the responsibilities of the student. Retraining is limited to the program from which the student graduated and is subject to space available.

» Surgical Technology Certification Exam Pass Rates (August 1, 2013-July 31, 2014) on the ARC/STSA Annual Report 2015


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