Designed to prepare students as an entry-level Surgical Technologist. The program combines the use of surgical instruments, skills, and techniques with the theoretical knowledge required to perform as a Surgical Technologist in the operating room. The program will provide the foundation in didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction that will enable individuals to perform as competent entry-level Surgical Technologists. Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technologists exam. Possible occupations for graduates include Certified Surgical Technologists in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical care centers, eye centers, dental surgery centers, sterilization processing departments, endoscopy departments, organ procurement and surgical sales representatives. Graduates may continue their career pathway by becoming a Certified First Assistant, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse or a Surgeon.
Program Information and Curriculum
In Demand G3 Program - $$ for Tuition and Fees
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Tuition and Funding Options
An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Laurel Ridge Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.
Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.
View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.
Success in Surgical Technology
- Spotlight on Laurel Ridge Students: Student Success in Surgical Technology
- Student Success: Hollie Hurdle
- Student Success: Ashley Seabolt
Surgical Technology Application Packet
- Surgical Technology Program Application for Admission
- Surgical Technology Fact Sheet
- Surgical Technology Fees and Expenses
Laurel Ridge Community College National Certification pass rate:
- 2020-2022 = 70%
- 2021-2023 = 78%
The program application with all required documentation must be completed and turned in to Room 134 of the Science and Health Professions Building at the Middletown Campus.
Testing begins in January 2024 through April 15, 2024
- One retake permitted 2 weeks after initial test.
- Reserving a Seat
- Step 1: Reserve a Seat at your preferred Campus using the links below.
- Step 2: Check your email for a Confirmation of your seat request, which will contain vital information about paying for and completing your exam.
Testing accommodations are available for the ATI TEAS exam. Students are required to have a letter of accommodations in order to receive alternate testing conditions for the exam.
In order to best facilitate testing accommodations, please follow these instructions:
- Students who require testing accommodations will need to first contact the Office of Accommodations and Disability Servicesto obtain a letter for any necessary accommodations.
- Once a letter of accommodations is acquired, the student must then forward the letter to the Testing Center where testing will take place:
- The student will then be contacted to schedule a new testing date, depending on the accommodations, and receive further instructions on how to register for the exam.
The surgical technology program is CAAHEP accredited.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:
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