Industry certification, Associate's degree, Employment, Measurable skills gain
Method of Delivery
Hybrid or blended
Daytime Hours, Evening Hours
Instructional Program (CIP)
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).
Combination of Education and Course(s)
University of Arkansas - Fort Smith (UAFS)
WIOA Approved Program
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.
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?
$645.00 $290 Licensure/Certification Exams and Fees (includes background check) $330 Dues/CST Exam $25 PSB Pre-Entrance Exam
$13,578.00 $226.30 per credit hour X 60
$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
$31,260.00 $521 per credit hour X 60
$104.00 $26 per semester X 4
Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)
Total In-State Program Cost
Total Out-of-State Program Cost