Surgical Technology - AAS

Surgical Technology Associate Degree Program

The Surgical Technology program is now offered at both the Maumee and Brecksville Campus! Enroll today.

Evening program option available for some starts.  Inquire today.

Stautzenberger College has prepared people for jobs in Ohio since 1926. 
As a Surgical Technologist, your work is critical to a successful surgery. Although you might not be performing the surgery, you will be directly assisting those who are. Without you, the medical team might not be able to perform as efficiently or safely. 

Our instructors have worked in the medical field for years, so they incorporate real-life examples into their lessons. Before you graduate, you will have the opportunity to practice what you have learned in a healthcare setting. Work with trained professionals who could even become your future employers.

Upon successful completion of the program, you have the ability to sit for the Certified Surgical technologist (CST) exam by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Enjoy Strong Career Opportunities
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in Ohio for Surgical Technologists is expected to increase by nine percent between 2016 and 2026.  The salary range in Ohio is $29,780 to $59,640 with a median salary of $43,000.1

Financial aid available for those who qualify.
1, retrieved 3/1/2019

The Stautzenberger Advantage
We take a streamlined approach to education. Our curricula help students develop a particular skillset and knowledge base for a career rather than receive only a general education. We train you for jobs that employers tell us are truly needed in your community.

We offer affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools. The majority of our training is hands-on, creating an ideal environment for many types of learners. We offer on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that could provide you with more opportunities for high-paying jobs with room for growth and managerial potential.

We know it's all about a job. Our career services team has done the networking for you with numerous local employers. Prior to graduation, we could help find the perfect job for you. Employers have consistently placed confidence in our graduates' abilities.

 Surgical Technologist Salary
The Surgical Technology program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) at the Brecksville Campus



1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States Department of Labor.  (2018, March 28).  Occupational Outlook Handbook.  Surgical Technologists.  Retrieved from

Program length – 18 months


On-campus program

Healthcare curriculum for this program includes anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, microbiology, operating skills, surgical technology and surgical pharmacy. This program includes an externship in a healthcare setting prior to graduation, providing real-world work experience.

Surgical technologists assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. Their duties include setting up the operating room, preparing patients for surgery and preparing surgical equipment. During surgery they may pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help manage surgical instruments and supplies.

Demand for surgical technologists is expected to grow by 14% with 24,600 new job openings through 2024.1

1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16

Brecksville, OH
Maumee, OH