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Surgical Technologist

Surgical Technologist

The Surgical Technologist program is accredited nationally by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the Association of Surgical Technologists and the American College of Surgeons.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727.210.2350
Fax: 727.210.2354

In this program, the student is trained primarily as the scrub person, and secondarily as a circulator in a surgery setting. Students also study the allied health areas of endoscopy, labor and delivery, and sterile processing. A major portion of the course training occurs in local hospitals.

The Surgical Technology Student must meet the criteria for each classification of surgical cases mandated by the accrediting body of Renton Technical Colleges’ Surgical Technology Program. Students enrolled in SURG 192, SURG 193, SURG 194, SURG 195 and SURG 196 will be required to have obtained a total of 120 surgical cases. Of the minimum 120 surgical case requirement, a minimum of 30 surgical cases must be in General Surgery, twenty (20) of these cases must be in the First Scrub Role. Students are required to complete ninety (90) cases in various surgical specialties. Sixty (60) of the cases must be in the First Scrub Role and evenly distributed between a minimum of (5) five surgical specialties. However, fifteen (15) is the maximum number of cases that can be counted in any one surgical specialty. This is the clinical case requirement for program completion and graduation.

While students are completing their clinical rotations they will not be receiving any monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will they be substituted for hired staff personnel within their assigned clinical institution, in the capacity of a surgical technologist.

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303.694.9262

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of core course requirements.  To earn an AAS or AAS-T degree, you must complete the certificate program and meet the general education requirements. The prerequisite, a 5-credit Anatomy & Physiology course, is part of the general education requirements.

Effective Fall quarter entry 2014 the Surgical Technologist program will not require application through a lottery process. Enrollment Services will maintain a Pre-Registration list. Please see your advisor for entry details.

Program Options:
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS)
  • Associate of Applied Science - Transfer degree (AAS-T)
Other Program Info:



Annejeannette Serba
(425) 235-7812

Jennifer Nyswonger
(425) 235-2352 x5581

Our graduates say: Program Length:
  • 4 quarters
  • 82 credits
  • Monday - Friday,
    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM*
*Hours may vary during clinical rotation.

Estimated Costs:
  • Tuition $8,175.00
  • Supplies $517.24
  • Students may enter at the beginning of fall or spring quarter.