Surgical Technology

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1 Year (3 Full-Time Semesters)

The Surgical Technology Program in provided in cooperation with Winchester Medical Center and other area hospitals. The 12-month certificate program offers educational components in the classroom and clinical laboratory environment, and prepares graduates to work in operation rooms, hospitals and outpatient surgical center.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

UPDATE:  The Surgical Technology Certificate Program is moving to an Associate Degree Program (tentatively) beginning with the fall 2020 class. The program will accept 12 students on the Middletown campus and 12 students on the Vint Hill campus. If for any reason, the program does not transform to an Associate degree in the fall of 2020 the program will continue as a Certificate program until the Associate degree begins.

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Learn more about careers that you can pursue related to this program on this page of LFCC’s online career coach website.

Admissions Requirements and Program Information

View all Surgical Technology program information through the online catalog.

Tuition and Funding Options

Tuition rates for this program are approximately one-third the cost of attending a four-year college or university in Virginia. Compare savings now!

An estimated $15.2 million dollars in grants, loans, work-study and scholarships are awarded to Lord Fairfax Community College students each year. We are committed to using all available funds to help you gain access to a college education.  

Payment plans are offered to break down tuition payments.

View all financial aid, payment options, and more HERE.

Success in Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Application Packet

Lord Fairfax Community College National Certification pass rate:

  • 2014-2015: 92%
  • 2015-2016: 83%
  • 2016-2017: 92%
  • 2017-2018: 88%
  • 2018-2019: 85%

The program application with all required documentation must be completed and turned in to Carol Williams in Room 134 Science and Health Professions Building.

CAAHEP Accredited

The surgical technology  program is CAAHEP accredited. 

(More information on CAAHEP)

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

Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Gainful Employment

The US Department of Education under 34 CFR 668.412 (d) and (e), requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.” The information provided below is the best available to us. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices:

Program Disclosure

Gainful Employment Information

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