Surgical Technology, AAS
The Surgical Technology program prepares students to function in the operating room environment by combining classroom and simulated laboratory instruction with actual surgical clinical experiences. Successful completion of the program allows graduates to take the national certification examination to become a certified surgical technologist (CST). Students can round off their educational experience by completing 12 credit hours of general education courses in five areas of study including mathematics, natural and social sciences, English and communications to obtain an associate of applied science degree.
Students may request consideration for advanced placement by submitting an official transcript of coursework. This program does not offer credit for experiential learning.
WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604
www.ncahlc.org • 800.621.7440
The Surgical Technology program is approved by the Kansas Board of Regents. The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology of the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST):
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Students interested in this program are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.