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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 12,480
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the surgical team in hospitals and clinics with registered nurses and surgeons in the operating room. The graduate is qualified to prepare the surgical environment and function as a team member during the operative procedures. National certification is available to graduates. The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Job openings are available nationwide for graduates of the surgical technology program. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor statistics). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in all program requirements. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There is limited enrollment in this program.  To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.

Eligibility for Board Certification

The WITCC Surgical Technology program is CAAHEP accredited. Graduates from the program are eligible to obtain certification from the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants.

Program Board Results

100% of the WITCC Surgical Technology Program graduates who attempted the National certification Exam in 2020 achieved the status of Certified Surgical Technologist(CST).

For information on becoming a Certified Surgical Technologist, contact:
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
6 West Dry Creek Road, Suite 100
Littleton, CO  80120
Internet: http://www.NBSTSA.org
For information on becoming a Tech in Surgery-Certified, contact:
National Center for Competency Testing
7007 College Blvd., Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66211

For more information or application, contact:

6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80120
(800) 707-0057

25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350


Renee Nemitz CST, RN, renee.nemitz@witcc.edu
Jenny Jolin, jenny.jolin@witcc.edu
Teri Peterson MSN, RN Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Ext 1421 Room L309 teri.peterson@witcc.edu

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
SUR 111 Surgical Procedures I 3
SUR 130 Introduction to Surgical Technology 2
SUR 133 Surgical Asepsis and Instrumentation 3
SUR 138 Surgical Technology Practice 6
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SUR 112 Surgical Procedures II 8
SUR 145 Patient Care Concepts 3
SUR 423 Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist 3
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SUR 213 Surgical Procedures III 8
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
ENG 105 Composition I 3
SUR 214 Surgical Procedures IV 7
SUR 350 Surgical Board Review 1
SUR 535 Surgical Preceptorship 2
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3



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4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
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