Become a Certified Surgical Technologist

Our 18-week online Surgical Technologist Training provides you with the knowledge to successfully work alongside and assist surgeons, nurses and other members of the healthcare team throughout a surgical operation.


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18 Weeks

Program Length





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What does a Surgical Technologist do?

A Surgical Technologist, also called an Operating Room Technician, prepares operating rooms and arranges the proper equipment for surgery. They work alongside doctors during surgery and prepare the patient for their surgery. They have the opportunity to interact with patients pre-surgery, during surgery, and post-surgery. 

Where does a Surgical Technologist work?

A surgical technologist most often works in hospitals or hospital systems with operating rooms.

  • Requirements

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Surgical Technologist


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a surgical technologist is $48,530 per year. 

The industry is projected to grow by 9% by 2030. This is faster than the average across all industries and is primarily attributed to a high number of retirees as well as an aging population. 


Skills Learned

Upon completion of this training, you’ll be able to:

  • Maintain the sterilization of operating rooms
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies and equipment
  • Assist in the operating room
  • Prepare specimens for analysis

Courses - 18 Weeks

Professionalism in Allied Health

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology

Surgical Technology

Program Preview

Surgical Technologist Job Possibilities

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details.

Operating Room Tech

$33,000 - $58,000


Surgical Technician

$33,000 - $58,000


Certification Information

Upon completion of your training, you’ll be qualified to earn your certification as a Tech in Surgery – Certified (TS-C) by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). After passing the exam and earning your certification, the certification must be renewed each year through continuing education. Clinical requirements include Case Documentation within 2 years of exam pass date, including minimum 125 surgical cases.

This program does not meet state licensing or regulatory requirements for Surgical Technicians in the following states: ID, IL, MA, NV, NY, SC, TN, TX, and VA.


Tech in Surgery

The Tech in Surgery – Certified by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) showcases your knowledge of science and medical topics s well as surgical technical skills and safety regulations.

Surgical Technologist Online Training Tuition Options

In addition to the following payment options, we offer special corporate volume pricing. Visit the Corporate page for details. 

Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option. 



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Pay for your training with an education loan through Sallie Mae. Follow the below steps to begin your registration process.

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Many employers have education programs or will pay for continued education! Select "Corporate Invoice" if you need an invoice to process payment through company training tuition assistance/reimbursement plans. 


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Apply for a workforce grant through NCWorks and get all or part of your training paid for! Complete the course registration process on this site to reserve your seat. Select “NCWorks Grant” as your payment option. 

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Pay in full

Pay in full for your program using PayPal, Venmo or a credit card. 

Payment Plan



Flexible payment option

Use PayPal Credit at checkout to receive no-interest payments if paid in full in 6 months. 

Tuition Assistance



Employer sponsored payment

We accept employer sponsored payments including tuition assistance and tuition reimbursement.

Do you need help paying for your certification program?

Many employers offer education assistance programs. Download the brochures to show your employer the benefit of upskilling their employees.


Greensboro College

Community College

Program & Tuition Cost

$4,000 average

Up to $20,000

Exam Fees, Books & Materials


Up to $750

Job Ready In

3–6 months

24–48 months

Schedule Flexibility

On-demand 24/7

Set class schedule

Travel Requirements

None: 100% online

On-campus classrooms

Student Support

Personal Advisors: text, call and email access

Professors: scheduled office hours

Career Coaching

Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers

Exam-based + prerequisites and electives

to meet credit

Content Delivery

3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning

Professor lectures

Meet Your Workforce Training Specialist

Kelly is your Workforce Training Specialist. She is here to help you understand the program, payment options and succeed! Get in touch with Kelly to learn more about the program, Greensboro College and how to achieve your workforce development goals!


You will complete the courses in this program over 18 weeks, making students job-ready in 5 months. The program is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

No, these courses do not count for college credit

Yes, our training program is fully online and asynchronous.

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