Full-Time Adult Classes

11-Month Program
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).

Program Outcomes

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 2018-2019 pass rate for the NBSTSA exam was 55%.


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
Suite 158
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

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Introduction to Surgical Technology
  • Surgical Techniques with Lab
  • Surgical Pharmacology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Biomedical Science
  • Professional Development/Ethics
  • Clinical Rotation
  • Clinical hours 7:00-2:00

How much will this class cost?

JRTI is a public school. That means that our adult prep programs are very affordable.

Surgical Technology First Semester Second Semester Total
In-State $5483 $2825 $8308
Out-of-State $5923 $3265 $9188

Opportunities in the Field

Obstetrics department/labor and delivery room
Endoscopy unit
Tissue and organ procurement
Same-day/ambulatory surgery unit
Doctor’s office
Sales representative or technical specialist
Private scrub for a surgeon
Instructor in schools of surgical technology

Contact the Instructor
Jessica Firl

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