COVID-19 Update

Most Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses will be held online or as hybrid (classroom/online). Certain courses that require a hands-on component will be held in-person. The College is open to assist you both virtually and at some select physical locations. Visit for more information.

Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Petitioning for the Fall 2020 Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Neurodiagnostic and Surgical Technology programs will reopen on April 6, 2020. All requirements and petitioning paperwork that would normally have been submitted in-person will now be accepted via a new email address at [email protected].

The Surgical Technology program prepares students for employment as entry-level surgical technologists functioning under the supervision of professional registered nurses or licensed physicians. The program - accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education - includes courses in general and technical education. Selected clinical experiences are provided in local hospitals under the supervision of a member of the surgical technology clinical faculty.

To complete the Delaware County Community College Surgical Technology Program Surgical Technology students are required to complete 120 surgical cases. Thirty cases are required to be in General Surgery. Ninety procedures may be in various surgical specialties. 

Program Details

Surgical Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Program Outcomes

The National Certification Exam outcomes assessment exam (OAE) participation for the class of 2018 was reported as 100 percent. The OAE pass rate for the National Certification Exam for surgical technology (CST) was 67 percent for the class of 2018. The class of 2018 graduate employment rate was 83 percent.

Admission Procedures

If you would like to apply for admission to the Surgical Technology program, you should: