Surgical Technology Associate’s Degree
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:
- Become knowledgeable on current operating and delivery room procedures.
- Learn how to work under high-pressure situations.
- Gain first-hand experience in a healthcare setting.
- Complete a surgical externship placement.
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.
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?
- Convenience and flexibility – With day and evening classes¹ you have the flexibility to work as you earn your degree.
- Personal attention – You’re not just a face in a crowd, our small class sizes allow for personal attention from instructors.
- Career professionals as instructors – With current and relevant curricula, you will learn from instructors with real-world field experience who will guide and mentor you.
- Career services – Our career services team starts to help you before you graduate with your resume, cover letters, interviewing techniques and how to search for great career opportunities.
- Alumni benefits – Our support doesn’t end at graduation, as an alumnus you will have access to our career services and refresher² courses available throughout your career.
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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