American National University

Surgical Technology Central Sterile Processing Associate’s Degree

Surgical Technology Central Sterile Processing Degree | American National University

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Be Part of a Surgical Team Vital to Patient Care

The Surgical Technology and Central Sterile Processing Associate degree program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Surgical Services Department as integral professional operating room (OR) team members who provide surgical care to patients during perioperative case management. Surgical Technology students will combine knowledge of surgical instrumentation, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, and critical thinking, to assist the OR team in surgical procedures.

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

Program core courses may include:

Central Service Technician/Sterile Processing I & II

Central Service Technician/Sterile Processing Clincial

Surgical Technology I & II

Surgical Procedures I & II

Anatomy & Physiology I & II

Surgical Pharmacology


Introduction to Perioperative Surgical Services

Clinical Externship I & II

Surgical Technology 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.

In order to advance into the Surgical Technology portion of the program, students must pass the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam within one term after the completion of CSP 103 - Central Service Technician / Sterile Processing Clinical. (Students may take Surgical Technology courses during this term.) Students who fail to meet this requirement will be suspended from the program until such time as they successfully achieve their CRCST certification.

Why American National University?

¹Refresher 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

Surgical Technology Certification Exam Pass Rates (August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018) on the ARC/SATA Annual Report 2019

American National University 2019 Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) rate results for Surgical Technology Program:

CampusPass Rate
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