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A surgical tech student poses for a photo while classmates practice behind him in a pima surgical class

Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Train to become an integral part of the surgical team! Surgical Technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.

You will also well-prepared to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist examination. 

Limited Admissions Program: Students must meet the preparatory coursework and any other prerequisites and apply to the program. Depending on available spots, students may be placed on a waiting list before starting the program. See Program Admissions or an advisor for details.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Desert Vista Campus

Contact Information

Division of Health Professions
Dean: 520.206.6916
Program Director: 520.206.5225


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Surgical Technologist $46,672

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor.

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