Surgical Technology

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.


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Associate of Applied Science
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

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Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

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.

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Success in Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Application Packet

TEAS Testing

  • Testing begins in January 2022
  • One retake permitted 3 weeks after initial test.
  • Reserving a Seat
    • Step 1: Reserve a Seat at your preferred Campus using the links below. You may preview all available TEAS Testing Dates by campus before booking.
    • Step 2: Check your email for a Confirmation of your seat request, which will contain vital information about paying for and completing your exam.

Middletown Campus

Fauquier Campus

Laurel Ridge Community College National Certification pass rate:

  • 2014-2015: 92%
  • 2015-2016: 83%
  • 2016-2017: 92%
  • 2017-2018: 88%
  • 2018-2019: 85%

The program application with all required documentation must be completed and turned in to Carol Williams in Room 134 Science and Health Professions Building.

CAAHEP Accredited

The surgical technology  program is CAAHEP accredited. 

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
[email protected]


Gainful Employment

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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