Great Plains Technology Center

Surgical Technologist

Two Surgical Technology students in surgical rotation.

Who can attend?



You will learn to:

  • Experience all aspects of the operating room including robotics and invasive surgeries
  • Hands on, close exposure to anatomical structures of the body
  • Work side by side with professionals who are trained to save lives i.e. surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses

See Course of Study (PDF)


Lawton - Main Campus


Surgical technologists handle instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure and work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel to deliver patient care before, during and after surgery. The major combines classroom instruction, laboratory practice, and clinical experience to ensure that each graduate meets entry-level competencies as a Surgical Technologist. The instructional Surgical Technologist content, which is 1185 hours of classroom and clinical instruction, is based on an occupational analysis of the Surgical Technologist field, and is adjusted to reflect local employment. Local employment needs as determined by the instructor, administrators, and advisory committee are also considered. Upon successful completion of Surgical Technologist, the graduate will be eligible to sit for the National Surgical Technologist Examination. Surgical Technologist closely follows the guidelines of the Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC-STSA) and the Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This class only accepts 16 students.

Employment Options

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Surgical Technologist  – Approximate Pay Potential: $17-30 per hour.  (O*NET source:

Scheduling Information

Class Meets: Monday - Friday
AM Session: 8:00 am-11:00am 
PM Session: 11:50am-2:50pm
1185 Hours 

Cost of Attendance Summary 

Post-secondary (Adult) Students

  • Tuition: $2,962.50
  • Textbooks: $664.00
  • Student Needs Fees: $854.00
  • Clinical Uniforms: $180.00
  • Trajecsys App: $100.00

Financial Aid and Scholarships

This program is approved for Federal Financial Aid; scholarships are also available for those who qualify. (See Financial Aid)

Certification Outcomes:

  • NBSTSA: Certified Surgical Technologist (CST)
  • National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) Tech in Surgery Certified – (TS-C)


Apply for this Program

Livia Rocha
Surgical Technologist Program Director


Great Plains Technology Center
4500 SW Lee Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505

Important Surgical Technology Links

Association of Surgical Technologist (AST)

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)

Commission Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Oklahoma Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)