Program Information

Application Deadline:  March 1st is the priority deadline.  Applications will continue to be accepted until class is filled.

Note: All prerequisite academic courses in curriculum be completed prior to program start date. 

Program Location:  Opelika Campus

Accreditation:   The Surgical Technology Program has continuing accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 -113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775. Phone (727) 210-2350.

Degree Earned: Certificate in Surgical Technology or Associate in Applied Science in Surgical Technology

Length of Program: Certificate: Three semesters (36-49 semester hours) *This option is not available after Fall 2022 admission.
                                            Associate in Applied Science: Five semesters (64-73 semester hours)

Note:  Total program hours may vary with optional BIO 103 or BIO 111 (previously SUR107), 201 & 202 courses and/or additional SUR practicum courses.

Credentials Earned: Students who complete the Surgical Technology program are required to sit for the national certification exam.  The exam will be given at Southern Union upon completion of the program.

Additional Information

Admission Requirements
Surgical Technology Program Application
Surgical Technology Certificate Program Brochure  - This option is no longer available after Fall 2022 admission.
Surgical Technology AAS Degree Brochure
Health Sciences Information Session
Estimated Cost of Certificate
Estimated Cost of Degree
Essential Functions for Surgical Technology
Surgical Technology Student 2021-22 Handbook
Surgical Technology Graduation Requirements
Surgical Technology Program Outcomes