Surgical Technology

Support doctors and other medical professionals as an operating room technician. You’ll learn to prepare for and assist during surgeries as part of a healthcare team.

What is Surgical Technology?

Surgical Technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings such as medical offices, out-patient clinics and the operating room.

The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

What are my career choices?

The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

Additional Information

A Surgical Technologist possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician's performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.

This program provides clinical experience built upon classroom instruction in the basic sciences, patient care, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures. Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program are required to achieve a minimum grade of "C" in each course.

Graduates of programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the National Board on Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).

ARC/STSA OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT EXAM (OAE) PASS-RATE FOR SKCTC SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY

As part of being an accredited program thru Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting All accredited programs must publish the ARC/STSA approved Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) pass-rate from the program's Annual Report.

Year Pass Rate

# of students passed/

total # of students

Class of 2018

57% 4/7
Class of 2017 100% 8/8
Class of 2016 90.9% 10/11
Class of 2015 81.8% 9/11
Class of 2014 60% 6/10

Length of Program

You can earn an associate in applied science degree in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Rebecca Lawson
Surgical Technology
Program Coordinator
606-248-2117
rlawson0001@kctcs.edu