Surgical Technology

This degree prepares students to perform selected activities in the operating room as an entry-level member of the surgical team. 

This is a G3 program. Students may qualify for free tuition, fees, and books.  

Surgical Technology students in lab

Career Pathway

Program Dean

Health and Life Sciences Division

Faculty Contact

Program

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Credit Hours

65

Program Information

This degree program is designed to provide the community with individuals who can function as surgical technologists. The PVCC Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates as competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains. This program of study will provide students with an entrance into the health care field that is rewarding, in demand, and provides an opportunity for career advancement.

Occupational Objectives: The four-semester surgical technology degree program will prepare individuals to perform selected activities in the operating room as an entry-level member of the surgical team. The degree curriculum is designed to provide graduates the opportunity to become nationally certified as a surgical technologist.

The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Education Programs (CAAHEP).

CAAHEP   
9355 113th Street N.    
Seminole, FL 33775   
Phone: (727) 210-2350

Program Outcomes: 

2023 AR:
Retention: 100%   
Employment: 100%   
Certification Exam: 89%   
Employer Satisfaction: 100%   
Graduate Satisfaction: 100%

Admission Requirements

In addition to admission to the college, students must also meet eligibility requirements specific to this program, and only a limited number of students are admitted into a given cohort.  If there are more applicants during a cycle than there are available positions in the cohort, eligible applicants will be ranked according to specific criteria and students are admitted or deferred according to that rank.

Please see the Admissions Information Book below for program requirements, minimum eligibility requirements, applicant ranking criteria, and other important information for prospective students.

Surgical Technology A.A.S. Admissions Information Book Fall 2024 Cycle

Information Sessions

Information sessions are provided each application cycle for prospective students.  The purpose of these sessions is to help students to decide if this program and profession will be right for them, and to walk students through the application and admissions process.  Attendees will also be able to ask the faculty questions about the program and the profession.

Attendance at an information session is strongly encouraged for all students.  Refer to the current Admissions Information Book for information regarding whether your application will be ranked based on attendance.

The following information sessions are scheduled for the Fall and Spring semesters:

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 4:00-4:45pm in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 from 4:00-4:45pm in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 4:00-4:45pm  in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 from 4:00-4:45pm  in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 4:00-4:45pm  in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 4:00-4:45pm  in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 4:00-4:45pm  in Keats Science Building Room K107
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2024 from 4:00-4:45pm via Zoom

Space is limited and registration is required for attendance.  Please register for one of the information sessions.

Apply for Admission

Applications are accepted through the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal. Hardcopy applications and applications received outside of the portal will not be considered for admission. Applying to other health sciences programs has no impact on an applicant’s qualifications for this program. Applications for previous years are not valid for current or future application years.

All applicants must be current PVCC students to begin their health sciences application. If you are not a current PVCC student, please click the “Apply Now” link at the top of this page and complete a VCCS/PVCC application.

Applications for the Fall 2024 cohort open at 8:00am on Thursday, February 1, 2024 and will close at 5:00pm on Saturday, June 1, 2024.

Sign into the Health and Life Sciences Application Portal to begin your application.

Graduation Requirements

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Potential Careers

Surgical Technologist