Associate's Degree Programs in Surgical Tech

Surgical Tech Associate’s Degree Programs

An surgical tech associate’s degree program prepares students to join the healthcare industry as a surgical technician or surgical technologist. These two-year programs encompass basic career knowledge and hands-on skills for surgical techs, as well as medical background knowledge and a small amount of prerequisite general education.

Students of surgical tech associate’s degree programs can expect to study subjects such as:

  • Surgical and Sterilization Techniques
  • Patient Care Practices
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Life Sciences

Surgical Tech Associate’s Degree Programs Enrolling Now

Lincoln Tech

Since 1946, Lincoln Tech has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Spa & Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC and Electrical.

What sets Lincoln Tech apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. Our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Tech offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement assistance is available upon graduation.

  • Shelton
  • Somerville
  • Lincoln
  • Allentown
  • Iselin, NJ (Edison)
  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Office Assistant
  • Medical Assistant

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.

Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training

Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

  • Daytona Beach
  • Miami
  • Ft. Myers
  • Sarasota
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Lakeland
  • Melbourne
  • Orlando
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Jacksonville
  • Clearwater
  • New Port Richey
  • West Palm Beach
  • Tampa
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding
  • Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Arts in Health Services Administration (Online Only)
  • Associate of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (Hybrid)
  • Associate of Science in Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Health Information Management
  • Associate of Science in Radiation Therapy
  • Associate of Science in Medical Administrative Billing and Coding (Online)
  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

Remington College

At Remington College, we offer a variety of educational programs.

While no reputable school can guarantee employment after graduation, our programs are designed with an emphasis on helping students to prepare for entry-level employment in various career fields.

This combination of traditional teaching methods along with practical classroom experience provides an opportunity for students to apply and practice their knowledge and skills.

Not sure which program is right for you? Remington College understands that choosing a career path can be stressful for some students. That’s why we have admissions staff available to students in order to help them find an area of study that is right for them.

Some programs that may be available in your area:

  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Medical Assisting
  • Cosmetology
  • Pharmacy Technician

Why choose Remington College?

  • Small class sizes
  • Day or evening classes available in select programs
  • Career focused educational programs
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify

Simply fill out the form to receive more information about Remington College.

  • Mobile
  • Nashville
  • Ft. Worth
  • Lafayette
  • Shreveport
  • Houston Southeast
  • Dallas
  • Columbia
  • Memphis
  • Houston North
  • Cleveland
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Medical Assisting-AS
  • Pharmacy Technician - Associate
  • Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope) - AS
  • Medical Assisting with X-Ray Tech (Limited Scope)
  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dental Assisting

PIMA Medical Institute

Find success with us at PIMA Medical Institute!

For 40 years, Pima Medical Institute has helped students change their lives, providing the training and education they need for careers in health care.

At Pima Medical Institute, we want you to succeed in the classroom and in your career. We are dedicated to providing you with quality education and hands-on experiences that help you become the type of medical professional who meets the expectations of today’s employers.
We offer certificate programs, associate degree programs and bachelor’s degree programs that fit your needs and your schedule. You can get the training you need to start your career in less than a year, earn your associate degree in less than two years, or take your career further by completing your bachelor’s degree.

You’ll take classes taught by instructors who worked in the fields they teach. You’ll get real-world experience before you graduate through externships at some of the local community’s most notable medical facilities.

When you graduate, you may find that your education, experience and professionalism will be preferred to those of your peers.

At Pima Medical Institute, your success is our success. We support you every step of the way, with financial aid available to those who qualify and career planning services to help you get the job you want

Programs vary by location.

Applicants for the Online Bachelor – Respiratory Therapy program must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and have completed a total of 71 semester credits of specific coursework at the post-secondary level by an accredited institution. Applicants must also be Registered Respiratory Therapists.

Pima Medical Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. For more information on accreditation, licensing, and approval information please visit:

  • San Marcos
  • Denver
  • Albuquerque
  • Seattle
  • Tucson
  • Renton
  • East Valley
  • Mesa
  • Aurora
  • Phoenix
  • Colorado Springs
  • Certificate - Medical Assistant
  • Certificate - Dental Assistant
  • Certificate - Pharmacy Technician
  • Certificate - Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certificate - Veterinary Assistant
  • Certificate - Sterile Processing Technician
  • Associate - Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate - Radiography
  • Associate - Dental Hygiene
  • Associate - Veterinary Technician
  • Certificate - Patient Care Technician
  • Associate - Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Associate - Paramedic

American Career College

ACC’s faculty and staff are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. Our faculty members draw upon their own experiences in the healthcare industry to provide our students with in-depth training and education. All programs are a blend of classroom and hands-on training, with many programs ending with an externship in a local healthcare facility.

American Career College also works closely with students beyond the classroom. The Student Services department offers new student orientations, student appreciation days, and advising/tutoring assistance for those who are interested. While in school and after graduation, the career services department offers programs for networking, resume writing, interviewing and other job search help.

Accreditation Information.

Programs vary by campus. Program lengths vary by session and schedule. Financial aid available to those who qualify. ACC cannot guarantee employment. American Career College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.

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  • Orange County
  • Ontario
  • Los Angeles
  • Medical Assistant
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy

About Surgical Technician Careers & Training

Most surgical techs hold an associate’s degree, but a certificate is also an option for those who already hold a degree in another field. While an associate’s degree program typically lasts around two years, a certificate program may only last several months, and includes only career-focused training.

As a prerequisite to most surgical tech associate’s degree programs, high school students are encouraged to take classes in sciences such as biology, chemistry and health, as well as mathematics classes. This will help create a strong foundation on which to build the intensive medical education students receive in postsecondary courses.

Surgical techs work in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers, where they are part of the surgical team that operates on patients on a daily basis. A surgical tech’s job duties can fall under three basic categories: pre-surgical duties, duties during surgery, and post-surgery duties.

While a patient is getting ready for a surgery, a surgical tech preps the operating room by sterilizing instruments, setting up sterile drapes, and ensuring all machines are in working order. They then prep the patient by washing or shaving any incision areas, transporting them to the operating room, and positioning them on the table.

While an operation is in progress, the surgical technician is helping the surgeon by handing them instruments, monitoring vitals, and responding to incidents such as excess bleeding or irregular machine function, if necessary.

Once a surgery is complete, the surgical tech transports the patient to recovery and resets the operating room for the next surgery. This involves re-sterilizing instruments, cleaning up any surfaces that need cleaning, and re-stocking any supplies that have depleted.

A surgical technician’s salary depends on a number of factors, but is typically around $40,000 per year.