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Who We Are

In the Fall of 2019, The Surgical Technology Program transitioned to a 2-year Associates Degree Program. Surgical technologists are allied health professionals and are an integral part of the surgical team. The surgical technologist functions under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure a safe operating room environment, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of aseptic technique, combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation of tools, and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Applications are accepted anytime during the year and are reviewed for selection in early June. 

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Career options

Duties of the surgical technologist may be performed in operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, central supply, labor and delivery areas, cardiac catheterization laboratories, private physician offices and other areas where invasive procedures are performed.

Additional education combined with this specialized focus, affords the surgical technologist the ability to function well in a number of diverse areas. The multi-competency is demonstrated by their use in cardiac catheterization laboratories, medical sales, product development and research. Laser technology, biomedical engineering, technical writing, photography, illustration, and medical-legal auditing are the areas in which their education has an available application.

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Additional Information about the Surgical Technology Degree


The Surgical Technology Program at Daytona State College uses the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting's Surgical Technology Certification Exam as the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting's (ARC/STSA) approved Outcome Assessment Exam (OAE) to measure graduates performance. Using available data from the most recent ARC/STSA annual report Daytona State College has a National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification pass rate of 2023 is 100%.

The Daytona State College Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( []) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council On Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Addition information about the program’s accreditation may be obtained from CAAHEP at
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775 or at 727-210-2350.

Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associates and bachelor’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Daytona State College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (