Surgical Technology (AAS)

We are excited to offer this program, which is designed to prepare students as entry-level Surgical Technologists.  The program combines the use of surgical instruments, skills and techniques with the theoretical knowledge required to perform as a Surgical Technologist in the operating room. This program will prepare for practice  in hospital operating rooms, ambulatory surgical care centers, eye centers, dental surgery centers, sterilization processing departments, endoscopy departments, organ procurement and surgical sales representatives.

Program application deadline will be June 1, 2025. Visit the Surgical Technology Forms link to the left for application materials.

Learn more: Watch the WDBJ7 Hometown Jobs report on Surgical Technology at Virginia Western!

VWCC Surgical Technology Lab

The VWCC Surgical Technology Lab is conveniently located on the 6th floor of the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital building on 101 Elm Ave SE. This lab contains 2 separate mock operating rooms stocked with working OR beds, manikins, and a wide variety of equipment and supplies to provide students with a well-rounded lab experience to prepare them for upcoming clinical rotations. Additionally, the Surgical Technology labs have an ancillary classroom with AV equipment for hands on lessons, as well as general and specialty instrumentation.  Students receive consistent instruction on the hands-on skills necessary to function as a Surgical Technologist and are given the autonomy to practice these skills in a supervised lab setting. 

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Current and prospective students located outside the state of Virginia or who may be considering licensure in a state other than Virginia should review the disclosure information for this program here: Virginia Western Professional License Disclosures for Students Outside of Virginia.

Program Accreditation

The Surgical Technology Program at Virginia Western Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of Accreditation Review Council On Education In Surgical Technology And Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA).

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St N, # 7709
Seminole, FL 33775



Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 68 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.

 Fralin Center HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Morgan Boyd, B.A.S., C.S.T.
Program Director, Surgical Technology


Martha Sullivan, Dean