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Certificate in Surgical Technology

Certificate in Surgical Technology

At South College, our Certificate in Surgical Technology program in Asheville can help you learn how to become a surgical technologist who is prepared to assist surgeon and physicians with operating room procedures. Earn your Certificate in Surgical Technology at South College and start working toward tomorrow’s career as a surgical technologist today!




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Degree Features

Certificate in Surgical Technology

  1. Program Duration

    12 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified applicants of the surgical technology program

  3. Location

    Earn your Certificate of Surgical Technology in Asheville.

  4. Accreditation Status

    CAAHEP accredited

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 the surgical technology program, contact us today.


Industry Outlook

Advances in surgical technology have made surgical procedures safer, and more operations taking place means more demand for surgical technologists. With our accredited surgical technology certificate program in Asheville, you can get the surgical tech training you need to help care for patients, prepare surgical supplies, maintain aseptic conditions before and during surgery, and assist surgeons during surgical procedures. As a surgical technologist, you would be the surgeon’s right hand, serving as an essential part of the surgical team and helping to save lives.



Certificate in Surgical Technology

Program Overview

Looking for a surgical technology program near you? The Certificate in Surgical Technology program at our Asheville campus is designed for students who want a high-quality, accelerated education that prepares them to dive right into their careers in healthcare. The surgical technology program courses cover areas such as medical terminology, microbiology, surgical assisting fundamentals, common surgical procedures, and pharmacology. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist Certification Examination as administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Passing this exam is required for practice as a surgical technologist.

South College


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 (


The Certificate in Surgical Technology program offered at the Asheville campus has been awarded Continued Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (,9355 – 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775, 727-210-2350), based upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA). The next comprehensive evaluation of the program, including a site review, is scheduled to occur no later than 2030.




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