Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

Become a critical healthcare team member as a surgical technologist.
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Program Type

Associate Degree

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Delivery Method

On Campus

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Course Length

Approximately
18 months

Program Objective

This associate degree program will give you the hands-on skills, professional behavior and knowledge necessary to work as an outstanding entry-level surgical technologist. This role is vital to a surgical team, which includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and registered nurses. Classes address patient care before, during and after surgical procedures.

All Locations

Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

Careers in Surgical Technology

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Clinical Externships

At Pima Medical Institute, most programs allow students to work in their field through clinical externships—a chance to be mentored by full-time professionals and interface with real patients.

In addition to real-world experience, clinical externships offer students resume-worthy opportunities, letters of recommendation from supervisors and sometimes job placement directly after graduation.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

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Semester I

BIO 122
Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 118
Medical Terminology
MTH 131
Math Applications
CCM 140
Communications
SUR 100
Introduction to Surgical Technology

Semester II

BIO 132
Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 133
Microbiology
SUR 140
Surgical Patient Care
SUR 120
Principle and Practice of Surgical Technology

Semester III

SUR 200
Surgical Pharmacology and Anesthesia
SUR 210
Endoscopic Principles and Procedures
SUR 220
Basic Surgical Procedures

Semester IV

SUR 230
Advanced Surgical Procedures
SUR 240
Clinical Preparation and Practice
SUR 245
Professional Development
SUR 250
Clinical Practicum I

Semester V

SUR 260
Clinical Practicum II
SUR 270
Certification Preparation

Interested In Starting This Program?

Find out more about our Admissions Requirements or view our How to Apply page.

Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

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“I am grateful Pima Medical placed me in a prestigious hospital for my clinical site because the experience enabled me to get a job quite quickly. I am currently working at a plastic surgery center. My goal down the road is to get back to a hospital setting where I can work with the Da Vinci surgery robot, something I find fascinating. If you’re looking for a fast-paced career where you can test yourself or a career with a lot of possibilities for growth and specialty paths, the Surgical Technology program at Pima Medical would be a great fit for you. “

Leah Elswick, Surgical Technology Graduate

Pima Medical Blog

Check out our blog posts on Surgical Technology. We provide insights, information, alumni spotlights, news and other valuable articles to keep you updated.

Top Things to Know About Surgical Technology

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Disclosures And Accreditations

Start Your Future as a Surgical Technologist