Surgical Technology at SCC

Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings.

The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures.  This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room or environment is safe, 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 sterile and aseptic technique and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

Program Mission and Program Goal Statement

Mission: To provide students with the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills to become employed as entry level Surgical Technologists.

Goal: To prepare entry-level Surgical Technologists who are competent in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains to enter the profession.

Program Information and Next Steps

Please review the following information links. It is required that an applicant meet the Physical and Mental Community Standards before applying to the Surgical Technology program.

Program Admission Application

Spartanburg Community College is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Surgical Technology program is by selection. The Admissions Committee for the Surgical Technology program reviews and evaluates each application on an impartial basis. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.


You must be a currently enrolled student at SCC to apply for this program!

Apply to Spartanburg Community College if you are not already a current student. Students need to be accepted to Spartanburg Community College before applying for the program. All transcripts should be sent directly to the Spartanburg Community College Admissions department if you are transferring classes. Please contact them at (864) 592-4800 or with any questions regarding transcripts. Students must have a 2.50 GPA or greater on the required college courses for the Surgical Technology program.

Program Overview

Surgical Technology Accreditation

The SCC Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Students who successfully complete Spartanburg Community College's Surgical Technology associates degree program are eligible to take the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Exam and upon passing will become certified surgical technologists. The last four graduating classes of Spartanburg Community College s Surgical Technology program have had a 100% pass rate on this exam.

Spartanburg Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

Information Sessions

These sessions are optional.  If you have any questions about the process of applications you are highly encouraged to attend at least one session.  You do not have to be a current SCC student to attend an information session.

The Health Sciences Building, Giles Campus, Rm. 213

Please make sure you can meet the Physical and Mental Community Standards before you attempt to apply to the Surgical Technology program. All tasks must be proficient and not place self, patients or others in jeopardy. Demonstration/documentation may be required.

Physical and Mental Community Standards (PDF)


Spring 2024:

Thursday, March 14, 2024, | 10:00am

Surgical Technology Expenses

View or download the most current estimate of expenses for this program below:

Surgical Technology Estimated Expenses (PDF)