Associate's degree, Employment
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends
Instructional Program (CIP)
Surgical technologists are health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.
This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
North Arkansas College’s Surgical Technology Program prepares graduates to function in the operating room as members of the surgical team in delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgery. The curriculum combines classroom and laboratory instruction with actual surgical suite experience. Successful completion of the program prepares the graduate to write the National Certification Examination to become a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST), which is a requirement for graduation from the program.
The program at North Arkansas College offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science Surgical Technology Degree and a Technical Certificate. The college provides an opportunity for education in the surgical technology field for individuals who commit to the values of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to all people. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, phone; 727-210-2350 web; www.caahep.org. North Arkansas College is accredited by North Central Association, Commission of Higher Learning.
Combination of Education and Course(s)
WIOA Approved Program
5025 - Northwest
Name of Credential
Type of financial aid offered or have access to
- Before 4:00 PM on the 5th weekday after the start (2nd day-summer term) 100% of the semester
- Before 4:00 PM on the 10th weekday after the start (3rd day-summer term) 75% of the semester
- Before 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start (4th day-summer term) 50% of the semester
- After 4:00 PM on the 15th weekday after the start none of the semester
Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?
Yes - CAAHEP
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?
Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?
$200.00 After acceptance, students are responsible for fees associated with immunizations required by clinical sites and CPR certification through American Heart Association.
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
$210.00 After acceptance, students are responsible for purchasing uniforms consisting of scrubs, lab coat, name tag, shoes and safety glasses.
Total In-State Program Cost