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Surgical Technology Associate of Applied Science

A surgical technology school in Wichita - East, KS

A surgical technology school in Wichita - East, KS

Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology degree program at National American University prepares students from diverse backgrounds to perform the tasks expected of an entry-level surgical technologist in an operating room setting. Students are prepared for this career through a student-centered, performance-based curriculum that utilizes ongoing skills assessments and offers real-world experience through a clinical externship.


Surgical technologists are specialists in practicing sterile technique, anticipating the needs of the surgeon, and assisting the surgeon in all phases in surgery. These professionals play a key role in preparing, maintaining, and protecting the surgical sterile field. In addition, surgical technology is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry.


Offered on ground at Bellevue, Overland Park, Tulsa and Wichita

Students in some programs may be required to…

Key Courses

  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Procedures Labs
  • Surgical Cases
  • Surgical Technology Externship

Additional Program Info

The graduates of the program will:


  • Apply healthcare laws, regulations, accreditation, licensure, certification standards, and ethics related to the surgical technology profession.
  • Demonstrate the principles of asepsis and sterile technique in the operative setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the skills and procedures outlined by the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST) in the most recent Core Curriculum publication.
  • Apply ethics, professionalism, and good decision-making skills in preparing for and participating in a surgical procedure.
  • Create a professional development plan to achieve and maintain certification.

Surgical Technology Program Projected Expenses (2016-2017)
(All estimates are approximate only)

  Expense  Amount Due
  Background Check  $40
  Medical Exam  $20-200
  Drug Screen  $35-50
  Basic Life Support (BLS): Provider Level  $95
  Two-step PPD  $20-75
  Tdap/Tetanus  $65
  MMR x 2  $200
  Varicella - Titre  $120
  Varicella - Vaccination x 2  $300
  Hepatitis B  $270
  Influenza  $25-35
  Professional Liability Course Fee:
     • ST2500 - Surgical Technology Externship I
     • ST2510 - Surgical Technology Externship II

  $25
  $25
  Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam  $250

A criminal record will jeopardize a student’s eligibility for externship and/or employment as a surgical technologist.


Students considering enrolling in the Associate of Applied Science Surgical Technology program should first contact the appropriate certification agency in the state in which they reside or plan to work to determine whether certification is required to work as a surgical technologist in that state.

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