Get a Degree and a Career in 2 Years
With USF’s Surgical Technology program, you can become a certified surgical technologist — and work as a critical member of a surgical team — in only two years! Our curriculum will prepare you for success through a blend of classroom and on-site learning, including four semesters of clinical experience.
Upon completion of the program, you will be
Bonus! Surgical Technology graduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Services in one additional year. Plus, the program is online so you can work as surgical technologist throughout.
Many USF surgical tech students opt to do a paid apprenticeship during their second year. They work alongside professional surgical technologists and are hired as full-time professionals upon graduation — a “win-win” for students and the hospitals, who are eager to hire USF graduates.
Pass rate on the certification exam
of 2018 graduates accepted surgical technologist positions (or related) positions within 1 year of graduation or are continuing their education
Expected job growth for surgical technologists by 2026 (per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Median pay (per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
While most programs place students in clinical sites during the last 12 weeks of the program, we get you there early: during your first semester and throughout the program.
By the time you graduate, you will have participated in more than 120 surgical procedures!
You will have the opportunity to experience 13 different clinical sites that may take place at
The Orthopedic Hospital regularly hires USF graduates because they’re knowledgeable, hardworking, and well rounded. We meet them when they come in to do their orthopedic clinicals and will often hire them as surgical technologists.
The Orthopedic Hospital
USF’s associate of science in surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in collaboration with the Accreditation Review Counsel on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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