Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Page ImageEnhancing the Profession to Ensure Quality Patient Care

Surgical Technologists prepare, maintain, monitor, and enforce the sterile field and adherence to aseptic technique by preoperative, surgical team and postoperative personnel. This program includes instruction in instrument and equipment sterilization and handling, surgical supplies management, wound exposure and closure, surgical computer and robot operation and monitoring, maintenance of hemostasis, surgically cleaning a patient and team scrubbing.

Jefferson State’s Surgical Technology Program strives to produce safe, ethical, and professional entry level Surgical Technologists. JSCC is committed to accomplishing this through quality instruction from both lecture and lab didactics. Student surgical techs will understand aseptic technique and surgical skills to be applied in the operating room.

About the Program

This course will assist the student in developing the knowledge and skills to succeed in the field of Surgical Technology. It will assist them in preparing and applying for the NCCT Certification Exam.

Surgical Tech Program Application

After successfully passing the two-semester program, the student will earn a Short-Term Certificate.

The Surgical Tech program is only offered at the Shelby-Hoover Campus.

Estimated Program Cost

First Semester

  • In-state Tuition $1,640
  • Out-of-State Tuition $2950
  • Books $330
  • Uniform $150
  • Medical Exam/Immunizations $100-350
  • Liability Insurance $15
  • Picture ID $5
  • Drug Screen $45
  • Background Check $27
  • Health Insurance Cost will vary according to provider
  • CPR Cost will vary according to provider

Second Semester

  • In-State Tuition $2,460
  • Out-of-State Tuition $4425

Total Cost for Entire Program is:

  • $5,022 (All cost is estimated and subject to change at any time).

The Surgical Tech classroom/lab is on the Shelby-Hoover Campus in Math Science Building Room 115


Donna Michelle Richardson, CST
Shelby-Hoover Campus
Math and Science Building
Office 116B
(205) 983-5222
[email protected]


Overall employment of surgical technologist is projected to grow six percent from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 9,600 openings for surgical technologists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Surgical Technologists