Enhance your certificate as a CST by earning an AAS in this transition program
Key Program Features
Are you a certified surgical technologist (CST) looking to enhance your certification? LLCC’s transition program is designed for students who are currently a CST and are interested in getting their associate of applied science (AAS) degree in surgical technology. Obtaining the associate degree creates other career advancement opportunities, which can lead to increased achievement, compensation and personal satisfaction.
Due to medical technology advances making surgery safer, more operations are being done to treat illnesses and injuries. Employment of surgical technologists is expected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In May 2016, the median annual wage for surgical technologists was $45,160.
LLCC offers the following program to successfully transition those with a CST to an AAS in surgical technology:
Time to completion: 1 semester if attending full time, or can be spread out over multiple semesters
(Note: Students can begin the program any semester; however, SGT 220 is a required course and only offered in the fall and spring semesters.)
See the student success checklist to review the specific requirements necessary to enter the LLCC’s Transition to AAS Degree in Surgical Technology program.
Investment in Your Future
Surgical technology (SGT) courses have a variable tuition rate. For the 2020-2021 academic year (fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021), SGT courses are $266 per credit hour for in-district residents, and all other courses in the program have a standard in-district rate of $133 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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