Surgical Technology


The mission of the Surgical Technology Program is to provide an educational experience through cognitive, psychomotor, and affective learning domains designed to produce surgical technologists competent at the entry-level position and successfully prepared to take the national certification exam. The program provides the qualified and motivated applicant with a learning opportunity in an environment that is supportive and responsive to their individual needs. Learning experiences are designed to help the student correlate theory with practice under the guidance of qualified faculty and/or preceptors.

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Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $996.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Surgical Technologist1296Diploma

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Surgical Technology course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Campus Locations

Murfreesboro Campus (Main)
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Job Duties

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon's assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 3,130

Current job openings per year: 140


Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) via National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)


Shera Wilson
615-898-8010 Ext.146

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