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 2021-2022 pass rate for the NBSTSA exam was 83%.  

Earn a Degree

Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology program at James Rumsey Technical Institute after August 1, 2021, will work toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology through articulation agreements with either Alderson Broaddus University or Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.  The entire program can be completed within four academic semesters.

Applicants that have an Associate Degree or higher are exempt from the Associate of Applied Science Degree requirement.  If applicable, please contact the program instructor.


The Surgical Technology program uses the Association of Surgical Technologist (AST) Core Curriculum. The 6th 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)
9355 113th Street N., #7709
Seminole, FL 33775-7709
Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
19751 E. Mainstreet
Suite 339
Parker, CO 80138
Phone: 303-694-9262 Fax: 303-741-3655

Courses of Study

9147A Surgical Technology I
9148A Surgical Technology II
9149A Surgical Technology III
9150A Surgical Technology IV
9151A Surgical Technology V
9152A Intro to Central Supply & Employability Skills
9153A Surgical Technology VI
9154A Surgical Technology VII
9066A Introduction to Health Care
9068A Science Clinical Experience
9067A Essentials of Addiction and Prevention

How much will this class cost?

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

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First Semester Second Semester Approximate Total
$6369 $3090 $9459

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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