Online Certificate

Surgical Technologist

Launch your exciting career in medicine by earning your Surgical Technologist Certificate. You’ll learn to assist surgeons in the operating room, supporting a team as they perform life-saving procedures. Jumpstart your career with this self-paced introduction to the medical industry!

This Program Is a Great Fit For

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Working Adults

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Aspiring Healthcare Professionals

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Recent High School Graduates

About the Surgical Technologist Certificate

Course length

18 weeks

Weekly time commitment

20 hours



*You can pay as little as $267 per month. For full payment options and different financing plans, including interest rates from external lenders, please talk to our enrollment team.

With your Surgical Technologist Certificate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills you need to work with surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals during surgical operations. You’ll be prepared to work in a fast-paced, high-stress environment while remaining calm and collected under pressure. Program content covers anatomy, medical terminology, maintaining asepsis, anticipating surgeons needs and surgical environment safety. This program prepares students to become Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).

Regional Data (Ohio)

A surgical technologist in the state of Ohio can earn an average of $55,230 per year.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Surgical Technologist Program Requirements

  1. 1. Web browser with internet connection
  2. 2. Course registration & payment
  3. 3. Students must already have a site secured for clinicals – start date is contingent on student having paperwork filled out and signed off by the clinical site – if they do not have the paperwork signed off on and a secured clinical site, student’s enrollment will be cancelled and will have to enroll in a different program.
  4. 4. Program applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements:
    • Associate’s degree, or higher
    • Enrolled in college/university-level degree program related to medical field.
    • Hold current certification in Sterile Processing, or related field.
    • Min. two (2) yrs. related experience: Surgical technology experience not required but must be w/in clinical/medical/healthcare environment. Direct patient care experience required.
    • Employer Sponsorship: Sponsorship Acknowledgement form signed by prospective employer agreeing to host graduate for post-program surgical cases (scrubs) as full-time/part-time employee, extern, or apprentice – required to attain TS-C certification.

Career Paths 


Surgical Technologist


Surgical Assistant


Operating Room Technician


Medical Assistant


Dialysis Technician

Is This Certificate Right For Me? 

  • Circle icon Do you have a keen interest in healthcare and an innate drive to help others?
  • Circle icon Are you searching for a career path that lets you join the workforce in a relatively short amount of time?
  • Circle icon Are you eager to acquire hands-on skills and apply them in a healthcare environment?
  • Circle icon Can you thrive in a dynamic setting, where adaptability and quick thinking are key?
  • Circle icon Does the idea of working collaboratively with a team of healthcare professionals excite you?
  • Circle icon Are you meticulous, with a knack for working with data, managing records or handling administrative tasks?