Surgical Technology


You now have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree upon completion of your ACE Surgical Technology program through Alderson Broaddus University.

*This is an all online AS degree program with reduced tuition for Surgical Technology students.  Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

ACE - Surg Tech Flyer.pdf


Dakota Ashley, AAS (from Alderson Broaddus University), Instructor, Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)


Ben Franklin Career Center is a NCCT certification site for Surgical Technology students.  Students will be a Tech in Surgery-Certified (NCCT), once passing NCCT exam.

The State of West Virginia does not require a specific certification for employment.

Program Description

This is a full day, eleven month program of study beginning in July of each year for adults.  The class meets Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 2:30PM.

It is designed to assist students in building a knowledge and technical skills base in all aspects of Surgical Technology.  Upon successful completion, students will be career ready for entry level positions in the Surgical Technology Field.

Topics covered in the program include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical Terminology

  • Microbiology

  • Pharmacology

  • Basic Human Anatomy

  • Operating room preparation, set-up, and procedures

  • Identification and use of instruments, equipment, supplies, and medications used in the operative setting

Surgical Technologist are responsible for set-up, passing of instruments and supplies during the pre-and intra-operative phases of multiple surgical procedures.  Students will complete a clinical rotation which will include working side by side with surgeons, anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses.


Program Entrance Requirements:

  • Ben Franklin Career Center Adult Application
  • Valid Driver’s License/Government Issued Identification
  • 18 Years of Age Prior to Beginning Clinical Rotations (January 1)
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Test Certificate (GED, TASC , etc.)
  • Score 10 or Above on One of the Required Entrance Exams (Reading or Mathematics)
  • Successful Instructor Interview
  • Payment Arrangements
  • Strong Basic Math Background
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Able to lift/carry/push/pull a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Stand for extended period of time (8+ hour shifts)


For Program Specific Questions, Please Contact Mr. Ashley at:

surg tech


Program Certificate Requirements:

“B” (80%) or better Overall Grade Average

No more than Six (6) Days of Absences

Pass Two Documented Drug Screenings

Successful completion of clinical rotation


Employment Opportunities

Surgical Technologist work in:


Out-Patient Surgery Centers

Same Day Surgery Centers

Specialty Surgery Centers

Physician Offices

Dental Offices


Program Courses

(Listed in Order of Delivery)

 Course Name (Course Code) Hours

Surgical Technology I (9147A) 135

 Introduction to Health Care (9066A) 135

Surgical Technology II (9148A) 135

Surgical Technology III (9149A) 135

Surgical Technology IV (9150A) 135

Surgical Technology V (9151A) 135

Surgical Technology VI (9153A) 135

Surgical Technology VII (9154A) 135

Intro to Central Supply & Employability Skills(9152A)      135

Essentials of Addiction and Prevention (9067A) 135

  Total Hours 1350


Program Cost

$ 7003.00

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