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.
• 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.
Director, Surgical Technology
Nursing & Health Science Division
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.
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.
Estimated rates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.