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Surgical Technology


Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals, serving as an integral part of the team of medical practitioners that provide surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. Surgical Technology involves all areas of surgery requiring aseptic technique and surgical instrumentation. A surgical technologist is a valuable part of the operating team. The role of a surgical technologist involves being responsible for maintaining a sterile environment to prevent contamination, passing instruments and anticipating the needs of the surgeon, handling bodily tissues, and assist in providing wound care. Technologists work in all surgical areas with skills in the operating room, instrument processing,material management, and labor and delivery.

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program are currently employed at St. Bernards Medical Center, NEA Baptist Medical Center, White River Medical Center, Unity Healthcare, Outpatient Surgery Center-Jonesboro and Podiatry Group.

Start your career as a Surgical Technologist today.

Apply to the college here.
Fill out the Surgical Technology Application here. Print or download the application and open it in Adobe Reader.  If you need assistance with this application please contact .

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I learned a massive amount of information in a short amount of time.  The surgical technology program gave me the building blocks to find a career that I love.  Eleni Mathis

Surgical Technology Graduate
Surgical Technology
Technical Certificate

This course of study requires significant travel to clinic sites in surrounding areas to meet program requirements. 

Criminal background checks and drug testing by ASU-Newport and affiliated clinical sites are required to participate in clinical rotations.

Length of Program: 12 months

Total Program Cost: $6,220 (includes cost of books, uniform and testing fee)

Gainful Employment Information

Campus Availability: Newport, Marked Tree

Course Availability: Fall of every year



Meet ASUN's testing requirements for admission (ACT or Accuplacer)
Interview with the Director of Surgical Technology


SUR 1001 Basic Operating Room Techniques Lab
SUR 1003 Basic Operating Room Techniques
SUR 1005 Wound Care
SUR 1202 Clinical Practicum I
SUR 1303 Medical Terminology
SUR 2002 Perioperative Practice
SUR 2003 Advanced Operating Room Techniques Lab
SUR 2005 Advanced Operating Room Techniques
SUR 2204 Clinical Practicum II
SUR 2302 Pharmacology for Surgical Technology
SUR 2518 Clinical Practicum III
SUR 2702 Seminar

Technical Certificate Degree Plan