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Surgical Technology Program


Janet Milligan

(208) 732-6706

Program Overview

Graduates of the Surgical Technology program at the College of Southern Idaho will find placement in the fast-paced operating room environment. This part of our surgical services includes a nationally accredited AAS degree program that instructs the student in various aspects of surgery including aseptic technique, instrumentation, procedures, anatomy, and microbiology.  Upon completion graduates will be eligible for national certification testing. This is a “portable” career and our graduates are in demand nationwide.

To promote success on the certification/licensure examination(s), all Required Courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Admission Requirements

Due June 1st (applications may be handed in early)

  • Twelve (12) seats are offered annually.
    • Application made on or prior to June1st each year will be given preference to those made after the due date
    • We will accept applications until August if needed until the class is full.

All students must complete the application portfolio process. The following items are required to be submitted in your portfolio:

  • A portfolio cover page with each of the following:
    • Applicant's name
    • Applicant's address
    • Applicant's phone number
    • Applicant's e-mail address
  • Student admissions scoring sheet
  • Surgical Technology application
  • Current Resume
  • Unofficial high school transcripts, GED /HSE records (official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Registrar)
  • Unofficial college transcripts (official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Registrar)
  • Completed H&P and Immunizations (take both documents to your health care provider, you may need to provide a prior immunization record to your provider. I do not want your records, only the document filled out completely by your physician)
  • Current CPR card your card must not expire for 2 years
  • C.N.A. certificate, EMT certificate, Medical Assistant Certificate if you have one (it is NOT mandatory)
  • Background check results
    • Background Check Policy - Review policy before the process step.
    • Background check Process: .This is the only background check that will be accepted.
      • Give yourself plenty of time to get the results back prior to submitting your portfolio.
      • This information is required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Submit your portfolio in a file folder (with your name printed on the tab) to the secretary in the HSHS department and ask her to Date and TIME STAMP your submission.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Surgical Technology program, a student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate entry-level cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains necessary for entry into the field of surgical technology.
  2. Demonstrate compliance with the criteria set forth in the most current standards and guidelines for an accredited educational program in surgical technology. 
  3. Qualify for national certification testing for surgical technology.

Sample Career Opportunities

  • Surgical Technologists

*Talk to an advisor for additional career choices


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

1361 Park Street

Clearwater, FL 33756

Phone: 727-210-2350

Fax: 727-210-2354