The Surgical Technology Program offers classroom and clinical experiences for the entry-level surgical technologist.

    The program includes courses in aseptic technique, operative procedures, patient care, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, medical/legal aspects, technological sciences (computer, electricity, physics & robotics), and related general education to help the student fulfill his/her role as an important, knowledgeable member of the surgical team.
  • Surgical Technology
    Sandra Farley
    Department Chair
    B Building, Room 7I
    Phone: (803) 981-7149
  • The goal of the Surgical Technology Program at York Technical College is to prepare competent, entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. Further, the Surgical Technology Department will provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge necessary to gain employment as a surgical technologist, and become a contributing member of the healthcare team.

    This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763 (727) 210-2350 and online at

    Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the certification exam through the National Board for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

    Many graduates choose to work in areas related to surgery such as central sterile supply, private scrub, the OB department, endoscopy, or instrument sales. Opportunities are also available to work as cell saver technicians, anesthesia technicians, veterinary assistants, oral-surgical assistants, and medical office assistants.


    • AAS Degree - Gen Tech-Surgical Technology
    • Central Service
    • DAS (Diploma) Surgical Technology
    • Health Science - Central Service

    Visit the Programs and Classes section of the York Tech website for more information. 


    Download Program Standards for Surgical Technology (PDF)