Dec 09, 2022  

Surgical Technology - Advanced Certificate

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Program Code: CHA.35547

The Surgical Technologist's primary function is to provide a safe, therapeutically effective environment for the surgical patient by assisting the surgeon and performing related services in the operating room. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the National Certifying Exam. The Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council on Education for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting ( Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350;

Total Semester Credits: 12

Total Semester Credits: 13

Total Semester Credits: 18

Winter First Year Clinical:

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Credits: 58


  1. A grade of “C” (2.0) or higher is required for all courses for the certificate.
  2. BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  (or BIO 240  and BIO 241  or other biology courses approved by program coordinator) are key courses and must be completed within 10 years of completing certificate or degree. Failure to complete within the stated timeframe will require you to repeat these courses.
  3. Prior to attempting to register to begin the clinical sequence, you must complete the courses BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  or BIO 240  and BIO 241 , BIO 203W , ENG — Comp I, HSC 105 , HSC 140 , PSY 101W  or PSY 211W  or SOC 211W , and ST 100  and the “Vaildation Application”.
  4. As an applicant, you must be a high school graduate or submit a GED equivalency certificate.
  5. Validation requirements: (a) LEVEL 4 READING competency; (b) LEVEL 5 MATH Competency. Math courses are to have been taken within the last five years. (c) Successful completion of each of the prerequisite courses (listed in note 3).
  6. Application: See Validation Procedures  in this catalog for the required process.
  7. PRIOR to beginning clinical, you MUST have CPR certification, which includes the Two-Person Rescuer Technique. CPR certification must be renewed per program and health care agency’s requirements.
  8. Upon acceptance, a negative TB skin test and current physical examination must confirm that you cannot transmit or are free from communicable diseases and are capable of performing the duties necessary for safe patient care. Hepatitis B immunization or signed waiver is needed prior to clinical rotations.
  9. You must achieve a minimum “C” (2.0) grade in each clinical course to be eligible to continue in this program. These courses must be taken in the sequence shown and enrollment in these courses is by permission only.
  10. When in the clinical phase of the program, you must have transportation available, as sites may not be in your community.
  11. There will be additional expenses for uniforms that will be explained during Orientation.
  12. You are responsible for paying the cost of any medical care that might be necessary if you are injured or become ill as a result of clinical practice activities. The College does not provide insurance coverage for such situations.
  13. Student reentry procedures are printed in the Student Handbook given to all clinical students.
    1. BIO 240  and BIO 241  can be taken in place of BIO 152W  and BIO 153W  
    2. ENG 111A , ENG 111B , ENG 111C  or ENG 111H  can be taken in place of ENG 111  
    3. PSY 211W  or SOC 211W  can be taken in place of PSY 101W  

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Delta College

Undergraduate certificate in Surgical Technology - Advanced Certificate
Program Length: 2 years

Students graduating on time

N/A* of Title IV students complete the program within 2 years1

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$7,125 for in-state tuition and fees

$11,187 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$2,900 for books and supplies

$8,244 for off-campus room and board

Other Costs:

Additional program equipment, materials, or required testing fees; approximately $400

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

N/A* of students who attend this program borrow money to pay for it2

*Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt3

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with N/A* interest rate4.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical graduate earns

$35,163 per year after leaving this program5

Graduates who got jobs

0% of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate7

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Surgical Technologists

Licensure Requirements6

This program meets licensure requirements in


*State requires students to sit for licensure EXAM

Additional Information:

No additional notes provided.

Date Created: 6/15/2017

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  1. The share of students who completed the program within 100% of normal time (2 years).

  2. The share of students who borrowed Federal, private, and/or institutional loans to help pay for college.

  3. The median debt of borrowers who completed this program. This debt includes federal, private, and institutional loans.

  4. The median monthly loan payment for students who completed this program if it were repaid over ten years at a NA* interest rate.

  5. The median earnings of program graduates who received Federal aid.

  6. Some States require students to graduate from a state approved program in order to obtain a license to practice a profession in those States.

  7. State Job Placement Rate:

    Name of the state this placement rate is calculated for:


    Follow the link below to find out who is included in the calculation of this rate:

    What types of jobs were these students placed in?

    The job placement rate includes completers hired for: Any jobs
    Positions that recent completers were hired for include: n/a

    When were the former students employed?

    This rate is based on program completers who were already employed or within six months of completion

    How were completers tracked?

    Graduation application survey and follow up survey

  8. Accreditor Job Placement Rate: N/A


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