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Surgical Technology

Degree Type: 

Surgical Technology

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Surgical Technology Certificate at Piedmont Virginia Community College is a three-semester program that prepares you for an entry-level job as a surgical technologist and member of a surgical team. Surgical technologists provide correct instruments and maintain a sterile environment for surgeons during operating room procedures in hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, clinics and doctors' offices. During the last semester of the program, students can become nationally certified by taking the Certified Surgical Technologist Exam given by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Scrub Tech

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success / 1 Credit Hours
SUR 210 Surgical Procedures / 8 Credit Hours
SUR 254 Professional Issues in Surgical Technology
SUR 260 Surgical Technology Clinical Practicum

Additional Program Information: 


After applying to PVCC, students must also Apply to the Surgical Technology Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions. The deadline for applying to the Surgical Technology program for fall 2014 has passed. The application for fall 2015 will reopen February 1, 2015.  The application deadline is May 15, 2015.

Surgical Technology Admission Requirements & Program Information.

Printable  Surgical Technology Certificate Requirements.

Information Sessions for Fall 2015 Admission:

  • Wednesday, February 11, 3:00 p.m. (room K210)
  • Wednesday, March 11, 3:00 p.m. (room K210)

Click on the link below to sign up for one of the sessions: