Surgical Technology

A surgical technologist is an allied health professional who has been specifically educated in asepsis, sterile technique, surgical procedures, and intraoperative patient care. You can become an integral part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The surgical technologist works to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. The program teaches you the duties of using sterile techniques, handling a variety of surgical instruments and supplies, and performing functions during surgery under the supervision of the surgeon.


100% - (Placement for graduates in 2021)

This program might be right for you if you are:

  • Self-motivated
  • An active listener
  • Coordinated
  • A critical thinker
  • Comfortable working with the public
  • Detail oriented
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to manage stressful situations
  • Flexible and able to accept change
  • Capable of standing for long periods of time
  • Capable of lifting heavy trays and patients

You should have:

  • Oral and speech comprehension
  • Time management skills
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • People skills
  • Integrity

What do our student learn?

  • Operating room preparation for a variety of surgeries
  • Stock, prepare and sterilize the necessary instruments and supplies for surgical procedures
  • Identify and use of surgical instrumentation
  • Assist surgeons during surgery
  • Maintain a sterile environment
  • Prepare for clinical practice in an OR lab environment
  • Learn surgical procedures and techniques relevant to the practice of Surgical Technology.

Why CEI's Surgical Technology Program?

  • Affordable
  • Work in unique surgical sites
  • 10:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Get over 500 clinical hours
  • 86% Pass Rate on CST exam (2021)
  • The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (

How Long Will It Take?

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS):
    • 2 full-time semester of qualifying prerequisites
    • 2 full-time semesters in professional program (10 months)

Where Are Our Graduates Working?

  • All regional hospitals
  • Physician's offices
  • Surgical centers
  • Sales companies

How Much Do Our Graduates Make?

Over the last five years, our graduates started out averaging $27,809 to $48,048*
(Based on a 2080-hour work year, wage information is given within the first year of employment)


Accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350 |

Program Goals

Prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains by meeting or exceeding the criteria set forth in the current CAAHEP Standards.

CEI's Surgical Technology program has two main goals for our graduates to attain: 1) earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and 2) sit for the exam given by the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to earn the title of Certified Surgical Technologist.

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