Surgical Technology

  • AAS
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Ready to be an instrumental part of the OR? As a certified Surgical Technologist, you will prepare the operating room, arrange equipment, help prepare the patient for surgery, and assist the surgeons during surgery. In as little as two years, you could be on your way to a rewarding career in the operating room.

Associate of Applied Science

At Nashville State, you will build a solid foundational knowledge in anatomy, medical terminology, and microbiology. You will receive both extensive classroom time and practical clinical experience, so you are prepared for all major specialties in the operating room.


Two years


About $9,490 total in tuition and fees.


In addition to tuition and fees, you will be responsible for purchasing your own tools and uniform.


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After Nashville State

After passing the National Certification Exam, you will be a certified surgical technologist ready for a career in the OR. Talk to Career Services for help as you begin your job search.


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Campus Availability: The majority of Surgical Technology courses are only offered on our White Bridge campus, however some may be available online. Gen ed courses are available on all campuses and online. To check current course offerings check class schedule.

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Get the Best Education from an Accredited Program

The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Programs (CAAHEP) on the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARCSTSA). 


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Jenny Heath

Secretary III

W-35, White Bridge Campus

Donna Whitehouse


Room W-70C, White Bridge Campus


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Van Bates

Director, Surgical Technology & Central Processing

Room W-70B, White Bridge Campus

Jay Chambers

Assistant Professor, Surgical Technology

Room W-35B, White Bridge Campus

Genevieve El Chaer

Assistant Professor, Central Processing

Room W-35E, White Bridge Campus


Michael Glenn

Instructor, Surgical Technology

Room W-35D, White Bridge Campus