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Surgical Technology


Surgical Technologists are health professionals, serving as an integral part of the team of medical practitioners that provide surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. Surgical Technology involves all areas of surgery requiring aseptic technique and surgical instrumentation. A surgical technologist is a valuable part of the operating team. The role of a surgical technologist involves being responsible for maintaining a sterile environment to prevent contamination, passing instruments and anticipating the needs of the surgeon, handling bodily tissues, and assist in providing wound care. Technologists work in all surgical areas with skills in the operating room, instrument processing, material management, and labor and delivery. ASUN's Surgical Technology program produces competent, entry-level surgical technologists in just 12 months!

Start your career as a Surgical Technologist today.

Step 1: Apply to ASU-Newport by completing the college application:
 Apply to the college here.

Step 2: Complete all program prerequisites. See program information below.

Step 3: With your ASUN username and password that was sent to you after you submitted the college application, use the link below to sign in and submit the Surgical Technology Program Application:
 Complete the program application here!

Surgical Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Length of Program: 18 months

Campus Availability: Newport & Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall 

Program prerequisites must be completed with a "C" or higher by the application deadline for consideration into the Surgical Technology Program.

  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Body Structure and Function
  • College Algebra or Quantitative Literacy
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • College and Life Skills

Step 1: Apply to ASU-Newport using the University's Degree-Seeking Application. 

Apply to the college here.

Step 2: Once you receive your ASUN username and password sent to you after you submit the University Application use the link below to sign in and submit the Surgical Technology Program Application

Complete the program application here!

2021-2022 Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan

Click here to access previous Associate of Applied Science Degree Plans

Surgical Technology - Technical Certificate