Surgical Technology

Associate of Applied Science
Surgical Technology AAS (171)
2 Years (4 Full-Time Semesters)

Designed to prepare students as an entry-level Surgical Technologist.  The program combines the use of surgical instruments, skills, and techniques with the theoretical knowledge required to perform as a Surgical Technologist in the operating room.  The program will provide the foundation in didactic, laboratory and clinical instruction that will enable individuals to perform as competent entry-level Surgical Technologists.  Upon successful completion of the program students are eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technologists exam.  Possible occupations for graduates include Certified Surgical Technologists in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical care centers, eye centers, dental surgery centers, sterilization processing departments, endoscopy departments, organ procurement and surgical sales representatives.  Graduates may continue their career pathway by becoming a Certified First Assistant, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse or a Surgeon.


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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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