2020-2021 Catalog

Surgical Technology, Career and Technical Certificate

7224: Career and Technical Certificate (1,330 Clock Hours)

CIP: 51.0909

FL CIP: 0351090905

SOC: 29-2055

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, www.caahep.org, upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33756, telephone 727-210-2350, fax 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org. Surgical Technologists are an integral part of the operating room team providing care to surgical patients. Surgical Technologists work under the direction of a surgeon and facilitate the surgical procedure by preparing and providing the necessary instrumentation, supplies, and assistance needed for the surgical procedure. The Surgical Technologist functions with a sterile conscience and maintains and ensures the highest standard of sterile technique throughout the process.

Surgical Technology students are provided a curriculum that combines a heavy focus on human anatomy and disease, microbiology, surgical procedures, surgical tools and technologies to enable them to graduate with entry-level knowledge and competencies. More than 600 hours of guided clinical practice are provided in a variety of surgical settings including inpatient and outpatient surgical and obstetrical units. Students gain experience and have exposure to the latest cutting-edge surgical technologies.

Graduates are administered the National Certification Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

The program policies including attendance, grading, clinical behaviors and readmission guidelines are found in the student handbook that each student obtains once admitted to the Surgical Technology program. It is necessary that students have reliable transportation to the assigned hospitals and clinical facilities which may be up to 50 miles from Ocala. Accident insurance is included in lab fee. Professional liability insurance is included in college fees. 

This is a limited access program with a deadline to apply. To learn more about limited access programs, please go to CF.edu/LimitedAccessApplication and directions for applying can be found online at CF.edu/Health.

View the Academic Pathway for this program at CF.edu/AcademicPathways.

This program is eligible for federal and state financial aid. Contact the Financial Aid Office for further information about your individual eligibility.


Program Courses

STS 0003Introduction to Surgical Technology
STS 0810Surgical Technology I
STS 0820Surgical Technology II

Total Clock Hours: 1330


  • Federal criminal background check is required for admission. Persons who have a felony history may not be eligible for admission to any CF Health Sciences program, including Surgical Technology.
  • Upon acceptance into the program, a medical examination, eye exam, and proof of immunization are required.