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The program at North Arkansas College offers a nine-month Surgical Technology Certificate and a two-year Associate of Applied Science Surgical Technology Degree.

The college provides an opportunity for education in the surgical technology field for individuals who commit to the values of providing high quality and cost effective health care to all people. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone; 727-210-2350 web; North Arkansas College is accredited by North Central Association, Commission of Higher Learning.

Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to write the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), which is a requirement for graduation from the program. MAT 1134 or ET 1134 - Applied Algebra & Trigonometry will not be accepted as an option for the math requirement for this program.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Courses and RequirementsAssociate of Applied Science Surgical Technology Degree Plan