Transition to Surgical Technology AAS

At a Glance

Enhance your certificate as a CST by earning an AAS in this transition program.

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 earning 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.

Degrees & Certs

LLCC offers the following program to successfully transition those with a CST to an AAS in surgical technology.

Students can begin the program any semester; however, SGT 220 is a required course and only offered in the fall and spring semesters.

Job Outlook


For the 2023-2024 academic year (fall 2023, spring 2024 and summer 2024), surgical technology (SGT) classes have a tuition rate of $274 per credit hour for in-district residents. All other classes in the program have a standard in-district rate of $137 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.

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Paying for college

Learn more about cost of attendance.

There are ways to get help paying for college. Learn more about paying for college.

Free training opportunity

The Pipeline for the Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce (PATH) program provides free training and supports for occupations within the health care field. Learn more about PATH, including support services, programs and eligibility.


Getting Started

To help ensure that students are successful, our program uses specific admission requirements to enter the applicant pool. Please note that applicants must complete specific admission requirements in addition to the LLCC general enrollment steps. To prepare for applying to the program, please follow the Transition to SGT AAS application steps.