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Surgical Technology

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Surgical Technology

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Work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other surgical personnel before, during and after surgery. Surgical Technologists work extensively with surgical instruments, supplies and equipment to provide a safe surgical experience for each patient. The Surgical Technology program begins every August and lasts for one year (3 semesters).

Employment Potential
Certified technologist can work in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, surgeons' office and in materials management or central processing. They are also qualified for the field of medical products and sales.

First Friday - Information Session
Information sessions are held at the Nursing/Allied Health Center on the first Friday of each month at 1 p.m., except holidays. These sessions will provide you with an opportunity to talk with faculty, counselors, and financial aid representatives and to tour school labs.

Possible Degrees

  • Surgical Technology, AAS
  • Surgical Technology, TC

Accreditation and Credentialing Information


The Hinds Community College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.

CAAHEP Contact Information:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727.210.2350 (phone)

ARCST Contact Information:
Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology
6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120

Credentialing Information

Students who successfully complete the Surgical Technology Program are eligible to take the examination for certification from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete a Hinds CC Application for Admission.
  • Send an official high school transcript or General Education Development Test (GED) score and any college transcripts.
  • Submit an ACT (American College Test) score. This score must be a composite of 18 (taken after October 1, 1989) or 15 (taken before October 1, 1989
  • Submit Selection Application and the above information to the Nursing/Allied Health Center.
  • Surgical Technology Selection Score

Gainful Employment Information

Cost of Program (All Costs Subject to Change)

  • Tuition & Fees: $3,016
  • Books & Supplies: $931
  • On-campus Room & Board: $3,856
  • Total Cost: $7,803

Length of Program

  • Intended time to complete: 12 months
  • % of graduates who completed on time: 100%
  • Pass rate for the CST exam was 10/12 = 83%

Jobs related to this program:
Surgical technologists (SOC 29-2055)
Job Placement 9/12 within 2 months of graduation = 75%
Student satisfaction rate: 100%


  • Median program graduate debt: $2,893.50
  • Federal Loans: $0
  • Private Educational Loans: $0

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