Association of Surgical Technologists

New Jersey State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists


NJ Accredited ST Programs

These are currently the only schools in NJ accredited by ARC/STSA – the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (A committee on Accreditation of CAAHEP and/or ABHES) and recognized by NBSTSA – The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, to sit for the Nationally Recognized Certification Exam, programmatically accredited to produce graduates that can, by law, practice Surgical Technology in the state of New Jersey. ARC/STSA requires 120 surgical cases in order to graduate from the Surgical Technology Program and sit for the National Certification exam. New Jersey Law now requires Surgical Technologists to be certified.


American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (AIMS)


The Surgical Technologist certificate program is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). This program will prepare students to become skilled operating room technicians. 

Program Length

  • 1225 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction and lab – 725 hours
  • Clinical internship – 500 hours
  • The day program can be completed in approximately 14 months.
  • The evening program can be completed in approximately 17 months.

Main Campus
4500 New Brunswick Ave. 
Piscataway, NJ 08854 
(908) 222-0002

Bergen Community College – Paramus, NJ


400 Paramus Rd – Paramus, NJ 07652


Program Director
Professor Mary Senor

Office Location: Room HP-238
: 201-689-7726
Fax: 201-612-3876

Program SecretaryEsmeralda Armendariz
Phone: 201-689-7024
Office Location: Room HP-312

Full-Time Faculty & Clinical CoordinatorMary Chmielewski
Phone: 201-689-7049

Certificate in Surgical Technology
The Surgical Technology program at Bergen Community College is the only community college program in the state of New Jersey and the first program to be nationally accredited. Major hospitals throughout New Jersey and the entire Eastern seaboard seek graduates of the Surgical Technology Program, often months before graduation. Our new facilities include an integrated three-room suite incorporating a state-of-the-art classroom, a fully equipped “mock” operating room reflective of a real hospital OR, and a sterilization/prep room. Students learning in this type of environment are better prepared to enter their clinical externship because of the hands-on practice and real-life situations taught here.

Berkeley College – Woodland Park, NJ

The Surgical Technology program prepares students to work as valuable members of a surgical team, which most commonly includes surgeons, anesthesiologists, and circulating nurses. Surgical Technologists assist in surgical procedures under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel.

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA). Students who complete a CAAHEP-accredited Surgical Technology program are eligible to sit for the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam, a national credentialing exam administered by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA). Seventy-eight percent of Berkeley College’s Surgical Technology students who graduated between August 1, 2015, and July 31, 2016, passed the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) exam on their first attempt. This pass rate is higher than the national average of 69.8 percent, according to statistics from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.

Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.), Surgical Technology


Surgical Technology Program
44 Rifle Camp Rd, Woodland Park, NJ 07424
Program Director: Joseph Charleman CST, CRCST, LPN, MS, BS
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (973) 278-5400 x5766

Branford Hall Career Institute – Parsippany, NJ


Branford Hall’s Surgical Technology program prepares students for entry-level jobs in clinical settings such as surgical units, surgi-centers, and surgeons’ offices. The Surgical Technology Program in the Parsippany campus is programmatically accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Additionally: Branford Hall Career Institute is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education and New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


Surgical Technology Diploma

959 Route 46 East, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Tel: 973-658-6838
Fax: 973-282-8608

Eastwick College – Ramsey, NJ



AAS in Surgical Technology
10 South Franklin Turnpike – Ramsey , NJ – 07446
Program Director: Karen L. Chambers, MHA/Ed, CST, FAST
Director of AAS in Surgical Technology

10 South Franklin Turnpike
Ramsey, NJ 07446
[email protected]

201.327.8877 Ext. 8290

201.327.5964 Fax

18 Months (Day) – 27 Months (Evening)

You’ve seen the dramatic scenes on tv and film where skilled surgeons save lives right on the operating table. Now you can be part of the “cast” in real life through our CAAHEP-accredited surgical technology program offered at our Ramsey campus.

In this program you’ll be immersed in a complete surgical operating room laboratory: under the supervision of a surgical professional, learn a wide variety of key procedures used in the operating room and how to work under high-pressure situations. Later, gain real-life experience through clinical work at local hospital operating rooms.

Medical Career Institute

Program Length:  12 Months
Day Schedules:     Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Eve Schedules:     Monday – Thursday 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM 

Program Description: 

The Surgical Technology Program at Medical Career Institute is currently accredited through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Students are trained to become multi-faceted members of the surgical team to work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during, and after surgical procedures. The program includes well-balanced on-campus time for lectures and demonstrations and an on-campus (work-simulated) operating room laboratory for mock practice surgical procedures, a proper scrub area, and a storage area. The off-campus Clinical Externship module of the curriculum is structured to include supervised hands-on training (requiring competencies logs and evaluations) at clinical externship sites such as hospitals, outpatient surgical centers, and endoscopy/colonoscopy clinics

Surgical Technology – Certificate
901 West Park Avenue
Cobblestone Village
Ocean Township, NJ 07712
Contact:  Mr. Bogdan Jasinski, Director
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (732) 695-1190


This information is current as of June 1, 2018, as taken from CAAHEP – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( and ABHES – Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (