Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist

Technical Diploma

Want the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for a position as a surgical technologist? Enroll at Mid-State today!

The Surgical Technologist program encompasses both classroom instruction and clinical experience. Ten weeks into the program, you begin applying your classroom knowledge and skills through hands-on clinical experiences, including surgery, ambulatory surgery, central service, and related areas.

Just prior to graduation, you will take the Surgical Technologist certifying exam through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). After successful completion of the program and certification exam, you will be able to use the credentials of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).

Graduates work in operating rooms under the supervision of surgeons and registered nurses. As part of the surgical team, you provide instruments and supplies to the surgeon during surgical procedures.

The Surgical Technologist program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), under the auspices of Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Graduates of the Surgical Technologist program highly recommend the Central Service Technician program prior to core course enrollment.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 • 727.210.2350 •

Accreditation Outcomes


  • Anesthesia Technologist
  • Endoscopy Assistant
  • Labor and Delivery Technician
  • Materials Management
  • Medical Sales
  • Office Manager
  • Organ and Tissue Procurement
  • Private employment by a surgeon
  • Research and Product Developer Assistant
  • Surgery Scheduler
  • Surgical Assistant
  • Surgical Technology Instructor
  • Traveling Surgical Technologist
  • Veterinary Assistant


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10501101 Medical Terminology 3.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
(7 Credits)
Term: 2
10501123 Student Success in Allied Health 1.00
31512327 ST: Introduction to Surgical Technology 4.00
31512328 ST: Fundamentals 1 4.00
31512329 ST: Fundamentals 2 2.00
31512330 ST: Clinical 1 3.00
31806311 Applied Microbiology 2.00
10806197 Microbiology 4.00
(16-18 Credits)
Term: 3
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
31512331 ST: Surgical Procedures 4.00
31512332 ST: Clinical 2 4.00
31512334 ST: Clinical 3 4.00
(15 Credits)
Total Credits: 38-40