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Surgical Technologist (AOS)

Surgical Technologist (AOS)

Surgical Technologist Program (AOS)

The Surgical Technologist program, at Valley College of Medical Careers, is a 1,680 – program. Where students earn an Associate of Occupational Sciences degree.  This comprehensive course of study combines General Education, Theory, and Clinical Practice.

More info & start dates

2018 Classes start

November (morning & evening) - 26

The course curriculum is designed to provide qualified individuals with an opportunity to acquire the knowledge, training, and skills, which will enable them to become experienced, safe, and competent practitioners of Surgical Technology.

To become certified, VCMC graduates–enrolled in the course program–must successfully complete the Examination conducted by the National Board of Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants, (NBSTSA), formerly the Liaison Council for Certification of Surgical Technologists (LCC-ST). Completion of the General Education requirements, for the AOS Degree program, may help students transfer to a higher level of educational experience. With a higher education and experience level, graduates have the potential to advance in their career with higher wages and better benefits.  The award of transfer credit is at the discretion of other institutions and is not guaranteed.

The program includes mandatory participation in a 600-hour Surgical Technology Externship that must be completed prior to graduation.

Program Details
Program Length 1680 hours/64 weeks
68 Semester Credit Hours
CIP Code 51.0909
SOC Code 29.2055
O-NET 29-2055.00
Credential Level 02=Associate’s Degree
Cost of program
Tuition $29,015.00
Registration Fee $100.00
Books & Supplies $1,835.00
STRF $0.00
TOTAL $30,950.00

*Non-refundable.
STRF = $0.50 for every $1,000 rounded to the nearest $1,000

Completion and Placement Rates

Period 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2016

On-Time Completion Rate: 70.0%
Job Placement Rate:  70.0%
Median Loan Debt
Federal Loan Debt: N/A
Private Loan Debt: N/A
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