ANDERSON UNIVERSITY

Surgical Technologist: Online Certificate Program

Join the fast-paced, rewarding medical field as a surgical technologist. By supporting surgeons in the operating room, you’ll support positive patient outcomes and gain skills needed to launch your career in healthcare — without years of schooling.

A medical professional wearing scrubs smiles at the camera
A medical professional wearing scrubs prepares tools ready for surgery

This Surgical Technologist Certificate Program is a great fit for:

  • Individuals interested in a career in healthcare
  • Recent high school graduates
  • Any student, healthcare professional, or aspiring healthcare worker who’s looking to join a booming field with opportunities for growth

About the Online Surgical Technologist Certificate Program

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COURSE LENGTH

18 weeks

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TIME COMMITMENT

16 hours per week

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How Much Does a Surgical Technologist Certificate Cost?

We believe everyone should have access to higher education. With the option to pay in full, break down payments or utilize government grant funding, we help expand that access. Speak with an enrollment advisor to see what payment option you may qualify for.

$4,000*

Pay In Full

Lowest available price

$267*

Monthly Payment as low as

Payment begins 30 days after your course start date.

*This advertised payment is for qualified applicants who choose the 18-month financing option. Other payment options available. Minimum deposit of $200 required to enroll.

Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, work alongside surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals during a surgical operation. You’ll make good money working in a fast-paced, stimulating environment that is not for the faint of heart. Surgical technologists are exposed to intense medical situations and must remain calm in high-stress, life-or-death scenarios. You must be prepared to work in these extreme environments.

The surgical technologist program provides students with hands-on learning experiences. Surgical procedures are demonstrated using virtual tools or live-recorded video and are simulated — allowing you to immerse yourself in a virtual experience that is engaging, safe and repeatable.

This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). Professionals who earn the NCCT designation have the clinical skills and knowledge for maintaining asepsis during surgery, anticipating the surgeon’s needs and remaining attentive to all aspects of the surgical procedure to ensure a safe environment for the patient.

Fast Facts

9,600

PROJECTED NUMBER OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST JOB OPENINGS NEXT YEAR

128,700

NUMBER OF SURGICAL ASSISTANTS AND TECHNOLOGISTS EMPLOYED IN 2021

$24

MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE FOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Surgical Technologist Program Requirements

  1. Web browser with internet connection
  2. Course registration & payment
  3. Students must already have a site secured for clinicals - start date is contingent on student having paperwork filled out and signed off by the clinical site - if they do not have the paperwork signed off on and a secured clinical site, student’s enrollment will be cancelled and will have.
  4. Program applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:
    • Associate’s degree, or higher
    • Enrolled in college/university-level degree program related to medical field.
    • Hold current certification in Sterile Processing, or related field.
    • Min. two (2) yrs. related experience: Surgical technology experience not required but must be w/in clinical/medical/healthcare environment. Direct patient care experience required.
    • Employer Sponsorship: Sponsorship Acknowledgement form signed by prospective employer agreeing to host graduate for post-program surgical cases (scrubs) as full-time/part-time employee, extern, or apprentice – required to attain TS-C certification.

Career Paths

Surgical Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Operating Room Technician
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Registered Nurse (RN)

Surgical technologists in the 90th percentile of earners in their field make more than $30 per hour.

-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Is this online Surgical Technologist Certificate Program right for me? 

  • Are you a good communicator who can work well with a team?  
  • Are you detail-oriented, precise and able to follow instructions carefully?  
  • Are you dexterous and comfortable working with your hands to prepare medical areas for patients?  
  • Do you have the physical stamina needed to be on your feet frequently? 

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Ready to begin your career journey or have more questions? Connect with a Workforce Training Specialist today!

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