Program Features

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 may request consideration for advanced placement by submitting an official transcript of coursework. This program does not offer credit for experiential learning. Choose from an Associate of Applied Science, typically a 2-year program or a Technical Certificate, which is usually completed in a year or less. Click the links below for course information, costs, average earning, placement rates and additional program information. As a condition of participation in SGT119 Clinical I, SGT129 Clinical II, SGT130 Clinical III, students do not receive any compensation from WATC or the clinical affiliate.  Students assist physicians during surgical procedures, but at no time are they substituted for a health care facility staff members.

Degree and Certificate Options
Associate of Applied Science 67 Credit Hours
Technical Certificate 52 Credit Hours

Admission Requirements & Additional Information

Program Checklist

Course Descriptions

4501 E. 47th Street South, Wichita, KS 67210
New students may contact:

Ebony Edmondson
Admissions Counselor


Current students may contact:

Jeff Thomas
Academic Coach


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WATC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 • Chicago, IL 60604 • 800.621.7440

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting ARC/STSA6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262
Fax: 303-741-3655

Program Integrity – Gainful Employment

In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.