What will I learn?

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Surgical Technology provides students with the technical ability; knowledge and skills required for entry-level employment as a member of a healthcare team in hospital or surgical center operating rooms. Students receive instruction in essentials of healthcare, surgical instrumentation, anatomy, physiology, medical language and pharmacology. Graduates are prepared for employment as surgical technologists.

Program Objectives

The mission of the Surgical Technology program at Keiser University is to provide didactic and clinical instruction that will prepare students to achieve success on the national board examination and demonstrate competency as an entry-level surgical technologist who will serve the needs of the healthcare community and enhance the quality of care for surgical patients.

The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

  • Students will apply basic scientific principles related to anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology for safe transfer, positioning, prepping, and draping of surgical patients.
  • Students will utilize effective, professional interdisciplinary collaboration as a member of a healthcare team.
  • Students will integrate their surgical technology knowledge base in cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains, thus demonstrating skill in following established criteria, protocols and objectives for an entry level surgical technologist.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science in Surgical Technology, students must earn 74.0 credit hours.

Which department am I in?

Clearwater Campus

Study options

Full Time (74 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition for Students attending Full Time: USD $10,400 (12 to 17.99 credits per semester); Tuition for students attending over Full Time: USD $13,000 (18-24 credits per semester)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 January 2022, 29 August 2022

Venue

Clearwater Campus

16120 U.S. Highway 19 N,

CLEARWATER,

Florida,

33764, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of a secondary school program equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States). Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses or ability to qualify for financial aid as an eligible non-citizen.

For international students

  • Successful completion of a secondary school program that is equivalent to high school in the United States. (Official records must be evaluated by an approved educational evaluator service attesting that completion is equivalent to secondary school completed in the United States.)
  • Certification of financial ability to meet tuition and other necessary expenses.
  • If an applicant’s primary language is not English, the applicant must present a TOEFL score of 500 or higher on a paper-based examination, a score of 173 on a computer-based examination, an internet-based score (iBT) of 61, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Keiser University

Keiser University has a strong international character to its student body, providing a home-away-from-home for students from all over the world.

  • Career-focused education
  • Campuses across Florida and the world
  • Associate, bachelor’s, master’s & doctorate degree programs
  • Learning culture of ‘students first’

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