Surgical Technology

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Surgical Technology/Technologist. 510909


A. Course Objective:

Surgical technologists assist in surgical operations under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses or other surgical personnel. They are members of operating room teams, which are usually also made up of surgeons, anesthesiologists and circulating nurses.

Prior to surgery, surgical technologists help prepare the operating room by setting up instruments, equipment and sterile drapes. They also get patients ready by preparing incision sites and help the surgical team put on sterile gowns and gloves. During surgery, technologists pass instruments and other sterile supplies to surgeons and surgical assistants and help prepare specimens for laboratory analysis.

Carrington College’s Surgical Technology program includes the academic and clinical instruction necessary to perform the duties of a surgical technologist. The program comprises the study of microbiology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, surgical procedures, instrumentation and techniques, preoperative and post-operative routines and care of surgical patients.

Competencies to be achieved: Associate of Science

B. Total Cost of Program:

The cost below is for both WIOA and Non-WIOA participants.

Total Cost: WIOA and Non-WIOA $39,723.00

Standard Tuition: WIOA and Non-WIOA $38,391.00

Fees: $350.00

Books & Supplies: $957.00

Graduation Fees (cap & gown) *: $25.00

*Fee is NOT included in tuition. Students will need to cover those additional expense themselves.

C. List of Books:

Pocket Guide to the Operating Room; Surgical Anatomy & Physiology for the Surgical Technologist; Exploring Microsoft Office 2019; Write Time, Write Place: Paragraphs and Essay, 2e; Basic Ethics, 2e; Psychology; Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, 8e; eLab (Knewton); Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual; Study Guide with Lab Manual for

Surgical Technology for the Surgical Technologist: A Positive Care Approach

D. List of Supplies:

Carrington College uses technologies and equipment to support the learning process such as: fully functional O.R. table and scrub sink, IV poles, anesthesia machines, transportation gurney, manikins for mock surgery, prep trays, syringes, needles and electrocautery knives.

E. WIOA Contact:

Name: Darnesha Williamson


Phone Number: (630) 708-6780

F. Direct Website link to the program:

G. Additional information:

Individuals seeking to enter this career field may be subject to screenings such as, but not limited to, criminal

background checks. Provide evidence of physical and mental health as determined by a medical exam, Additional admission requirements include, entrance exam and program admission requirements. Review academic catalog for details.

Carrington College’s Library Services and Tutoring Services are combined within the Student Success Center (SSC). The SSC is the hub on campus for all student academic support. Students should refer to the Career Services section in the student handbook for comprehensive information Carrington works with every student on job-search strategies, job-market orientation, resume writing and interviewing techniques. Career Services are available to all active students and graduates without charge.

H. Refund Policy: Please review the Academic Catalog on

I. Credentials:

• Industry Recognized: Yes. Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

• Stackable: No

Career Pathway: N/A

• Portable: Yes. Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges ACCJC/WASC

Arizona campuses are licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. Inquiries

concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Board at 1400 West Washington, Room

260, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 542-5709,

• Accredited Curriculum: No. The Surgical Technology program offered at the Phoenix location is not programmatically accredited. Graduates at this location currently ineligible to apply for the certification.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Carrington College - Phoenix North (formerly Apollo College)

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

2149 W Dunlap Ave, Ste 103

Local WIB

5 - City of Phoenix, Phoenix Workforce Connection

Name of Credential

Associate of Science

Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - WASC

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Graduation Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2055.00Surgical Technologists
$16.34 per hour

Provider Status



2149 W Dunlap Ave, Ste 103, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

Phone Number

(602) 427-0722

Fax Number

(602) 393-5901

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 19, 2021


Mar 18, 2020