APPLY NOW! (386) 506-3059  My Daytona State

Surgical Technology Program

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your recent inquiry into Daytona State College’s Surgical Technology Program. We offer a 10 ½ month vocational certificate program in the field.

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals and are an integral part of the surgical team. The surgical technologist functions under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure a safe operating room environment, that equipment functions properly and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety. A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of aseptic technique, combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, implementation of tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. Duties of the surgical technologist may be performed in operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, central supply, labor and delivery areas, cardiac catheterization laboratories, private physician offices and other areas where invasive procedures are performed.

Additional education combined with this specialized focus, affords the surgical technologist the ability to function well in a number of diverse areas. The multi-competency is demonstrated by their use in cardiac catheterization laboratories, medical sales, product development and research. Laser technology, biomedical engineering, technical writing, photography, illustration, and medical-legal auditing are the areas in which their education has an available application.

The Surgical Technology Program at Daytona State College uses the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting's Surgical Technology Certification Exam as the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting's (ARC/STSA) approved Outcome Assessment Exam (OAE) to measure graduates performance. Using available data from the most recent ARC/STSA annual report Daytona State College has a/an:
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting Certification pass rate (2015-2016) – 80%

The Surgical Technology Program Daytona Beach Campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( Information may be obtained from CAAHEP, 25400 U.S, Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; (727) 210-2350.

Applications are accepted anytime during the year and are reviewed for selection in early June. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (386) 506-3747, or Melissa Brown, Academic Advisor, at 506-3052 or . I wish you success in your career search!


Dana Bancer, CST, FAST
Assistant Chair/Program Manager
Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology Program Guide

Frequently Asked Questions for Surgical Technology

Spring 2018 Information Session Schedule

Rev 1/2018


Daytona State College Facebook Daytona State College Twitter Daytona State College Youtube Daytona State College Linkedin Daytona State College RSS

Daytona State College 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, Florida 32114 (386) 506-3000

Daytona State College is an equal opportunity institution.

If you are having any difficulty accessing our website, please contact the help desk at (386) 506-3950 or

Last updated: 2018-01-25T18:25:10.705Z