Surgical Technology

Surgical Technologist are an important part of the surgical team, working closely with surgeons, operating room nurses, and anesthesiologists. As a surgical technician, you will prepare the operating room, assemble equipment, and prep the patients.

Surgical Tech student standing next to surgical toolsBegin an exciting and challenging career as a Surgical Technologist! An AAS from San Juan College can improve your job prospects. Our program provides a state-of-the-art operating room lab with everything you might find in a real lab as well as experiences in the hospital setting.

Here at San Juan you will learn the tasks and responsibilities of a surgical technologist in the operating room, including:

  • Aseptic technique
  • Preparation of instrumentation
  • Setting up rooms
  • Assisting surgeons

By the end of your degree studies, you will be able to independently prepare for a procedure and assist the surgeon in a great patient care outcome.

Wages and information are based on national data and may vary based on your training, experience, and the market for the career in your area.

Quick Facts

  • Program will be completed in less than one year
  • Eight different job opportunities at hospital/surgery centers in the 4 corners area
  • Opportunities to work Nationwide

Apply to the Surgical Technology Program


Applications are due the last Friday of April of every year.

Certification Exam

Students take the Certification Exam 30 days prior to completion of the program.

San Juan College‚Äôs Surgical Technology Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.  CAAHEP 1361 Park Street Clearwater, FL  33756 (727)210-23350.

2018 Annual Report 8-1-2016 to 7-31-2017
# of Students Graduated {CST exam eligible} # of Students who took the CST exam # of Students who Passed the CST exam % of Students who Passed the CST exam
15 15 8 53%

                          *This information was taken from the 2018 Annual Report that was submitted to ARC/STSA.