Surgical Technology

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Why Surgical Technology at WVU Parkersburg?

This new Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares qualified individuals to work under the supervision of a surgeon to assist the safe and efficient performance of invasive surgical procedures, make certain that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is performed under optimal conditions that ensure patient safety.

As an integral member of the surgical team, the surgical technologist works with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Students develop a knowledge of the surgical environment, instrumentation, procedures and supplies necessary to ensure safe care of the surgical patient. Clinical experiences are offered under faculty and mentor supervision at Camden-Clark Medical Center, Memorial Health System, Selby General Hospital, Thomas Memorial, Charleston Area Medical Center and other selected community agencies.

Pre-Admission Testing Dates and Times 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – 9:00 am – Room 2318 

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – 9:00 am – Room 2318


The $45 testing fee must be paid in the business office prior to registering for the exam and is non-refundable. The cost of the exam will be assumed by the applicant. You must bring your receipt to the nursing and health sciences division to register for the exam. Seating is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis..

A photo ID is required for admission to the test.


Surgical Technology – AAS pdf
Application - Surgical & Pharmacy Tech pdf

Other Information

Background Checks
Physical Form pdf
Laser Eye Exam pdf
Surgical Technology Handbook pdf


The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology 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.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 U.S Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763

WVU Parkersburg’s Surgical Technology Program was granted active status on April 3, 2018.

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Academic Year

# of Students Graduated

# of Students Who Took CST Exam

# of Students Who Passed CST Exam

% of Students Who Passed CST Exam


Inactive Status

8/1/2016 – 4/31/2017






8/1/2015 – 7/31/2016






8/1/2014 – 7/31/2015






8/1/2013 – 7/31/2014





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