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Surgical Technology

This program prepares students with hands-on training that enables them to train under the supervision of surgeons, registered operating room nurses and surgical technologists in many surgical procedures. The content includes communication and interpersonal skills, legal and ethical responsibilities, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology, asepsis and sterilization techniques, surgical procedures, safe use and care of equipment and supplies, CPR, employability skills and basic computer literacy. This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon recommendation from the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.


This occupation has an average wage of $20.17 an hour, based on the Florida Occupational Employment and Wages for Polk County.

Surgical Technology:

Course # OCP Course Title Hours
HSC0003 A Basic Healthcare Worker 90
STS0015 B Central Supply Technician 210
STS0010 C Surgical Technologist 1 343
STS0011 Surgical Technologist 2 343
STS0012 Surgical Technologist 3 344
TOTAL HOURS 1330
Traviss Technical College
3225 Winter Lake Road
Class Times

Monday-Friday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM