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Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (AS)

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (AS)

South College’s Associate of Science in Surgical Technology programs in Asheville and Knoxville can help you jumpstart your career in healthcare and learn how to become a surgical technologist who assists surgeons and physicians with operating room procedures. Pursue your  Surgical Technology degree at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career as a surgical technologist today!


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Degree Features

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (AS)

  1. Program Duration

    18 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants of the surgical technology program

  3. Location

    Earn your Surgical Technology degree in Asheville or Knoxville

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn about your financial aid options for surgical technology, contact a member of our admissions team today.

Industry Outlook

Advances in surgical technology have made surgical procedures safer, and more operations taking place means more demand for surgical technologists. Our surgical tech program is designed to develop the skills you need to help care for patients, prepare operating rooms and equipment for surgery, and assist surgeons during surgical procedures. A surgical technologist is the surgeon’s right hand, serving as an essential part of the surgical team and helping to save lives.

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology (AS)

Program Overview

Looking for a surgical technologist program near you? The South College Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program can prepare you to work as a surgical technologist, assisting in the care of surgical patients. Your surgical technology courses will cover areas such as microbiology, common surgical procedures and clinical care, medical terminology, the uses and effects of pharmaceutical drugs, surgical assisting fundamentals, and more. In this program, you’ll work to develop the skills necessary to prepare surgical supplies and equipment; position, prep, and drape patients; maintain aseptic conditions; and assist surgeons during surgery.

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South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


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