Surgical Technology

The application deadline for Spring Admission is October 13, 2017.  If you are unable to attend the information sessions but would like to learn more about the program, please contact Mel Angelisanti ( or Kathryn General ( to set up a meeting.

Information Sessions:

Information sessions will be held in HE (Health Careers Building) Room 4500 on:

  • Thursday, September 7th, 2017, 3-4 PM

What is a certified surgical technologist?

Surgeons are only as good as their supporting staff, which includes certified surgical technicians, providing medical assistance in the operating room.  The certified surgical technologists oversee a variety of responsibilities before, during and after surgery, including preparing and sterilizing equipment, assisting surgeons, managing instruments and supplies during surgery, caring for surgical patients, suturing incisions and much more.

At CPCC, we teach students to be leaders in their industry.

    • Learn from field-experienced instructors.
    • Gain valuable hands-on experience before you graduate.
    • Complete your degree at a fraction of the cost as compared to a private school.
    • Start now! New classes begin in the fall semester.

Careers in Surgical Technology

The health care industry continues to seek experienced professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the population's evolving medical needs.  As a result, careers in fields like surgical technology continue to be an attractive career option for many of today's graduates.

This profession offers both variety in the workplace and competitive salaries.  In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, surgical technologists earned a median annual wage of $41,790 in May 2012.


Our program achieved national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). CAAHEP is located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 (717-210-2850).

Graduates are eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) National Certification Examination, which allows the use of the title "Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Get Started!

If you would like to explore this opportunity within health care, apply today!