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Associate Degree

Surgical Technology Program
New Orleans, Louisiana

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Associate Degree

Surgical Technology Program
New Orleans, Louisiana

Your new career as a surgical technologist IS possible.

AccreditationABHES accredited,1 Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 48 approved credits
FormatOnline gen eds + on-campus classes in New Orleans, Louisiana
QuickPathsDiscover pathways to continue advancing your education (BS, MBA)

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Herzing University

New Orleans Campus

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3900 North Causeway Blvd Suite 800
Metairie, LA 70002
Surgical Technology

Overview: Associate of Science in Surgical Technology

The Associate of Science in Surgical Technology is a 65-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a career as a surgical technologist. The New Orleans campus degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in surgical pharmacology, surgical principles and practice, surgical procedures, and much more.

Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

Experienced faculty

Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.

Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

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Classes, program length and curriculum details

As a student in Herzing's New Orleans, Louisiana surgical technology program, you'll be prepared with the skills needed to work effectively as an integral part of a surgical team.  The coursework includes anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medical terminology, in addition to core surgical technology classes. At the end of the core classes you will complete 540 hours of hands-on practice at clinical sites for 3 months and sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist exam. Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be prepared for entry-level surgical technology positions in the operating room or other surgical healthcare settings.

Associate of Science in Surgical Technology2065

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

General Education Prerequisites

The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the Surgical Technology program: Anatomy and Physiology with Lab General Microbiology with Lab All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the Surgical Technology program. A student who is dropped from the program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses, but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University, may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the Surgical Technology program in a future cycle.

Required Support Course #

12.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Surgical Technology Courses

All courses, 33.00 semester credit hours, are required.

General Education Requirements #

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 6.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of this catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements.* 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics ◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above. * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

When you accept the 10% tuition discount from our Financial Commitment Scholarship, the cost of tuition for the Associate of Science in Surgical Technology program is $464 per credit.1

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

i. Financial Commitment Scholarship eligibility requirements: Recommended that students limit student loan borrowing to only what is needed to cover the cost of tuition and fees. Students may borrow up to $2,000 in student loans in excess of tuition and fees to cover their cost of attendance and retain eligibility for this scholarship. Excess loan eligibility dependent on individual student situation.


How to become a surgical technologist

Earning an associate degree in surgical technology is considered the preferred educational model for entry-level positions by the Associate of Surgical Technologists (AST).

  1. Earn your high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  2. Enroll in a surgical tech program and earn your degree
  3. Get certified by passing the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination
  4. Find your first job as a surgical technologist!

By successfully completing Herzing's ABHES-accredited1 surgical technologist degree program in New Orleans, Louisiana, you'll be prepared to work in this growing profession and be an essential part of the healthcare team. You will also be eligible to take the CST examination offered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Surgical Tech Program Requirements New Orleans Louisiana
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