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Academic Information

Enrollment in the Surgical Technology (ST) program is by admission only. Space in the program is limited. Admission to College of DuPage does not guarantee acceptance in the ST program.

The Surgical Technology Certificate program is an intensive, one year (3 semester) curriculum with classes and clinical experiences scheduled Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m with some scheduled from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students earn the A.A.S. degree by completing additional general education course work.

The ST program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Following graduation, students are fully qualified for employment. They also may apply to sit for the national certification examination.

Refer to the College of DuPage Catalog that was in effect at the time of your original enrollment (unless you have not been enrolled for more than four consecutive quarters) for degree requirements, course descriptions and academic regulations.

Meet with the advisor listed in this guide to discuss which courses to take, especially if you are pursuing a degree in this field. Consult Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services to obtain a copy of requirements detailed in the Student Planning Worksheet.

Check with the Health and Sciences Division office, located in the Health and Science Center, Room 1220, for program-specific information.

Degree audits detailing courses you have completed and courses yet to be taken to satisfy your degree or certificate requirements may be requested from the Office of Student Records. 

Program Requirements


Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science
When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet. Degree information and the worksheet can be found on the following files:


Gainful Employment Information

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Program Contact Information

Please visit the Program Contacts page for detailed information.