Surgical Technology - AAS

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Surgical Technology/Technologist. 510909


The Associate of Applied Science in surgical technology prepares students to function in the operating room by combining classroom and campus 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).




Entrance Requirements

Combination of Education and Course(s)


University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS)

WIOA Approved Program


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

5035 - Western

Name of Credential

Associate of Applied Science - Surgical Technology

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Federal Student Aid including Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work Study, Federal Direct Loans.  Arkansas Division of Higher Education scholarship programs including AR Academic Challenge, AR Future Grant, AR Workforce Challenge, etc. UAFS institutional scholarships, UAFS Foundation scholarships and outside third party scholarships and programs.

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?


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?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


Testing/Exam Fees

$645.00 $290 Licensure/Certification Exams and Fees (includes background check) $330 Dues/CST Exam $25 PSB Pre-Entrance Exam

Graduation Fees


In-State/District Tuition

$13,578.00 $226.30 per credit hour X 60

Other Fees

$1,873.00 $135 Immunization Tracker, Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen $48 Fitness Center Fee 12 per semester x 4 semesters $140 Student Health Fee 35 per semester x 4 $50 Lab/Clinical Fee 25 per course x 2 $1500 Health Sciences Program Fee 25 per credit hour x 60

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$31,260.00 $521 per credit hour X 60

Registration Fee

$104.00 $26 per semester X 4

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$110.00 Uniforms

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

29-2055.00Surgical Technologists
$0.00 per hour

Provider Status



PO Box 3649, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72913

Phone Number

(479) 788-7000

Fax Number

(479) 424-6958

Last Updated

Oct 16, 2023


Oct 13, 2020


Oct 16, 2024

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