Associate Degree in Surgical Technology

General

Program Description

This degree program is designed for the surgical technology diploma graduate who wants to continue his or her education and receive an associate degree. With the escalating rate of change and increasing complexity of surgical procedures, the associate degree option will provide the student with a broader education basis, which may assist in career advancement.

National certification is available to graduates offered by the NBSTSA (National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting) WITCC Surgical Technology Board Passage Rate 2011 - 100% 2012 - 100% 2013 - 100% 2014 - 100% 2015 - 100% The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC.

Part-time enrollment is available.

Please see a program advisor to develop an individual plan of study. Students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, meet predetermined CPT and ALEK scores or have an ACT of 22 or higher. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in all program requirements.

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Related Careers

  • Surgical Technologist
  • Medical Equipment Preparer
Last updated Dec 2017

About the School

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined ... Read More

Western Iowa Tech Community College is a publicly supported comprehensive community college serving the Iowa counties of Cherokee, Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, and Woodbury, which have a combined population of about 180,000. A nine-member Board of Directors provides governance for Western Iowa Tech Community College. The board members are elected from the nine districts in the six-county service area... Read less