CST - AAS (Surgical Technology)

CST to AAS in Surgical Technology

This program is designed for Certified Surgical Technologists interested in obtaining their Associate of Applied Science degree in Surgical Technology.

All classes are offered online to provide maximum flexibility and can be completed in one calendar year for students studying on a full-time basis.

Qualified applicants must be a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) and a graduate from a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) accredited program.

Program requirements for the Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology degree completion program include 60 total credit hours for graduation with students receiving 32 hours of credit for being an NBSTSA board-certified surgical technologist.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756.

Application to Program

Nursing and Health Sciences Division programs have limited enrollment and a selective review process. Students requesting admission to this program must first meet the requirements for general admission to the college and be admitted to the college.

In addition to meeting all general admission criteria for the college, students must complete a separate Nursing and Health Sciences application as well as provide an official copy of their high school transcript or GED and any prior college transcripts. Applications will be accepted year round. Application forms are available in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division office or click here.

Additionally, the applicant must be able to engage in educational and training activities in a manner that does not endanger themselves or others, be of good moral character and have no history of felony conduct or convictions.

Important: The ability to perform under pressure in stressful and emergency situations is a required attribute for surgical team members. Manual dexterity and physical stamina are essential. Many of the responsibilities of the surgical technologist require standing, often for a number of hours; therefore, the applicant must demonstrate the ability to fulfill these job requirements.

Graduation Requirements

• Completion of 60 credit hours as outlined in the program of study.
• Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg.
• Complete all courses in the curriculum with a grade of C or better.
• Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Amy West

Director, Surgical Technology

Nursing & Health Science Division

Room 2334

304-424-8000 ext. 655
amy.west@wvup.edu

Associate

CST TO AAS in Surgical Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology completion degree is expected to be completed in one calendar year if the student is studying on a full-time basis.

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What can I do with this degree?

Graduates can be an integral member of a surgical team, as 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.

Potential Careers

Surgical Technician

Pharmacy Technician

Nurse

Patient Care Technician

TUITION

Estimated rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.

WV & OH Residents

Per Credit Hour

$160 - $221

Per Semester

$1,920 - $2,652

Fall & Spring Semesters

$3,840 - $5,304

Non-Residents

Per Credit Hour

$358 - $382

Per Semester

$4,296 - $4,584

Fall & Spring Semesters

$8,592 - $9,168

High School Students

Per Credit Hour

$50

Per Semester

$600

Fall & Spring Semesters

$1,200

Kathy Frum

Chairperson/Professor

Nursing & Health Science Division

Room 2322

304-424-8326

kathy.frum@wvup.edu

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