Surgical Operating Room Technology

Surgical Operating Room Technician instructors guide students through classroom theory and laboratory-based training as they pursue a career in the rewarding world of healthcare. The program accepts students two times a year and consists of two semesters of classroom, lab and clinical education for those starting in the Fall Semester and three semesters if beginning in the Spring Semester. Students will spend four days a week in class, labs and/or clinical settings. Clinicals are held at hospitals in Anniston, Birmingham and Gadsden. A student completing the program receives a certificate in Surgical Operating Room Technology.

There is no application to the program, but admission is competitive and limited to the number of faculty and clinical facilities available.

Background checks will be required upon admission into the program.


Surgical tech

A new class will be admitted to the Surgical Operating Room Technology Program in the Fall and Spring semesters. Below are the requirements for acceptance:

  1. Unconditional admission to Gadsden State. Apply for admissions here
  2. Register for and take the Accuplacer Placement Exam. Must be eligible for MTH 116 (Math Applications). 
  3. Must be in good standing with the College.
  4. Must meet the Essential Functions required for Surgical Operating Room Technology students. 
  5. Pass a criminal background check and drug test upon admission to the program
  6. Submit a completed health questionnaire and immunization records upon request by the program.
  7. Demonstrate proof of health insurance. Students without proof of health insurance will not be allowed to attend clinicals.



In-state tuition fees are $164 per credit hour and consist of $123 per credit hour for tuition, $10 per credit hour ACCS enhancement fee, $9 per credit hour facility renewal fee, $9 per credit hour technology fee, $12 per credit hour special building fee, and a $1 per credit hour ACCS reserve fee.


Brenda Young, instructor