Robeson Community College

Surgical Technology

  • Degree Program — D45740

Career Description

The Surgical Technology curriculum prepares individuals to assist in the care of the surgical patient in the operating room and to function as a member of the surgical team.  Students will apply theoretical knowledge to the care of patients undergoing surgery and develop skills necessary to prepare supplies, equipment, and instruments; maintain aseptic conditions; prepare patients for surgery; and assist surgeons during operations.

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Career Information

Graduates of this program are required to take the national certification exam administered by the National Board on Certification in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) within a four week period prior to or after graduation.



Entry Hourly Wage: $14.96 (Information Source:

Entry Hourly Wage: $16.14 (Information Source: NCWorksOnline)

Program Requirements

The Surgical Technology Diploma Degree is a 47 credit hour program. There is a basic core of 33 credit hours. The program also consists of 14  general education credit hours.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral, written and communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Surgical Technology Program, contact Raetta Coleman, Director, at 910-272-3660 or