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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.

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are currently employed at St. Bernards Medical Center, NEA Baptist Medical Center, UAMS, White River Medical Center, Unity Healthcare, Outpatient Surgery Center-Jonesboro and Podiatry Group.

Start your career as a Surgical Technologist today.  Apply to the college here.

Program Application and Additional Information

Length of Program: 12 months

Campus Availability: ASU-Newport (7648 Victory Blvd. Newport, AR 72112)

Program Admission Requirements:

Upcoming Deadlines: TBA

Program Accreditation: CAAHEP – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs


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Career Options

Below is more information about a career in Surgical Technology. 

O*Net Online-Surgical Technologist

Financial Aid Eligibility and Tuition and Fees

Below is more information concerning financial aid eligibility. 

Academic Degree Title IV (Pell, Loans, FWS, and other federal grants) ASUN Institutional Scholarships   Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarships  Private Scholarships 
Technical Certificate Eligible  Eligible Eligible? Eligible
Associate of Applied Science Eligible Eligible Eligible?  Eligible

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Below is an estimate of the total cost of the Surgical Technology Program. 

*Approximate expense for Associate of Applied Science - Surgical Technology
Credit hours for the program: 60          
Total semesters:            
Per credit hour costs:            
Tuition  $              96.00  $              5,760.00        
Quality Improvement Fee  $                9.00  $                 540.00        
Academic Excellence Fee  $                7.00  $                 420.00        
Infrastructure Fee  $                3.00  $                 180.00        
Student Activity Fee  $                2.00  $                 120.00        
Campus Safety Fee  $                2.00  $                 120.00        
Per semester Surgical Technology Program Fee  $           250.00  $                           -          
Course-related fees:            
Nursing Allied Health Lab Fee (SUR 1001)    $                    50.00        
Nursing Allied Health Lab Fee (SUR 1202)    $                    50.00        
Nursing Allied Health Lab Fee (SUR 2003)    $                    50.00        
Nursing Allied Health Lab Fee (SUR 2204)    $                    50.00        
Nursing Allied Health Lab Fee (SUR 2518)    $                    50.00        
Total :    $              7,390.00        
Pants   $38.00        
Tops   $36.00        
Lab Coat   $22.00        
Cert Exam   $250.00        
ASP Background Check   $20.00        
Total:    $                 366.00        
Revised 12/4/2019   *Prices are approximate and subject to change            


Additional Education, Licensures, and/or Transfer Options (Education Beyond ASUN)

Below is more information about educational opportunities beyond ASUN. 

American Heart Association Basic Life Support  

National Certification in Surgical Technology (upon successfully passing boards)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision, Arkansas State University

Articulation Agreements

Below is more information about how to transfer your Associate of Applied Science degree to a four-year institution. 

Bachelor of Applied Science in Organizational Supervision, Arkansas State University 

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Meet the Instructor and Explore the Program

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