Surgical Technology


The Surgical Technology program is accredited by CAAHEP (the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs). An accelerated course that includes an introduction to the basic sciences that are the foundation of practice for the Surgical Technologist and the lab facilities emulate a modern operating room.

The program has the following Certified Surgical Technologist pass rates:

2022 - 100%

2021 - 92%
2020 - 82%
2019 - 71%
2018 - 60%
2017 - 100%
2016 - 75%
2015 - 83%
2014 - 73%





Please contact if you have general questions about CAAHEP.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,525.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Surgical Technologist1296Diploma

Regular High School Diploma or equivalent, at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, obtain a minimum score of 70 percent in Reading and Math on the HESI exam. The HESI exam must be taken and passed prior to receiving an application packet for the program. Classes are formed based on the highest HESI exam scores. The critical thinking portion of the HESI exam is required and is used as a tie-breaker for students who achieve the same total reading and math score. 

Schedule the HESI exam through our website by accessing the Quick Links option in the upper right corner.

If you need additional assistance, contact TCAT Jackson’s Testing Center at 731-424-0691, ext. 110. 

Campus Locations

Main Campus
2468 Technology Center Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301

Job Duties

Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 2,720

Current job openings per year: 260


Anita Ozier, BS, CST
731-424-0691 x130

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