Full-Time Adult Classes
30 Hours of Training Per Week
The Surgical Technology program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP). Graduates are qualified to take the national certification exam and, upon passing, earn the title of Certified Surgical Technologist (CST).
The Surgical Technology program prepares you to work in the exciting world of the operating room. As technology changes, operating rooms are always in need of well-trained surgical technologists who are willing to continue the learning process throughout their lives.
The Surgical Technology program is a CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited program, which means that our graduates are eligible to sit for certification by the NBSTSA (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting). The Surgical Technology program is an eleven month certificate program, in which students will take the National Certification test as a pre-graduate.
The JRTI class of 2016 pass rate for the NBSTSA exam was 75%.
Opportunities in the Field
Tissue and organ procurement
Same-day/ambulatory surgery unit
Sales representative or technical specialist
Private scrub for a surgeon
Instructor in schools of surgical technology
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Microbiology
Introduction to Surgical Technology
Surgical Techniques with Lab
Clinical hours 7:00-2:00
The Surgical Technology program uses the Association of Surgical Technologist (AST) Core Curriculum. The 5th edition of the AST Core Curriculum not only includes a strong knowledge and skills focus, but also incorporates cutting-edge technology and professional affective behaviors—all essential to prepare the students for the field of Surgical Technology.
The following text provides information about each course and expectations of students taking the Surgical Technology Program.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite #110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: 303-694-9262 Fax: 303-741-3655
Pre-Admission exam the TABE is given. Applicant must receive a 9th grade reading level or higher to be considered for interview by the program director. Pass background check and drug screen. After acceptance, the applicant must show evidence of up to date shot record, PPD, tetanus within 10 years, Hep B vaccine, and physical examination.
Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.
Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information
Student Work Policy
When participating in clinical rotation hours, surgical technology students are not to be utilized or substituted as personnel of the participating clinical facility. Hence, the clinical portion shall be strictly educational in nature.
Career Placement Services
The instructor provides tools on interviewing skills, resume writing. A full time Job Placement Coordinator provides assistance with job leads and placement. An articulation agreement is available with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.