Program Information

Surgical Technology

Available at: Lafayette

CIP 510909
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

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An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

AAS requires a High School Diploma or GED; TD requires Ability to Benefit

Note: Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

There is no diploma exit for this program. Applicants must have appropriate entrance placement test scores prior to admission.

Licensure/Certification: Surgical Technologist Certification issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Pre Clinical and Theory Handbook Spring 2009 (PDF)

Clinical III Externship Handbook 2009  Fall - Class 18 (PDF)


The objectives of the Surgical Technology program are to provide students with skill and knowledge that will enable them to:
  • Assist in maintaining a safe operating room environment.
  • Apply the principles of aseptic technique to establish a sterile field, perform specific surgical tasks, and disinfect and sterilize to provide safe surgical care.
  • Provide for safe preoperative and perioperative care under the supervision of professional personnel.
  • Perform the specific skills required for assisting with selected/assigned surgical procedures.
  • Develop entry-level employment skills for the various roles of the surgical technologist.
  • Meet the educational requirements necessary to take the certification examination administered by the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
  • Meet the AAS educational requirements necessary for successful completion of transferable General Education course:   English, Math, Speech, Psychology, and Physical Science.

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