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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.

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What is Surgical Technology?

Surgical Technology is a two-year Associate of Applied Science program. It provides the basic knowledge and skills to function in a modern perioperative suite. The curriculum consists of instruction in specialized courses and concentrated study in theory and lab practices. 

Surgical technologists work under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive procedures. Individuals work 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. 

Technologists possess expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques. They combine the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician’s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. 

Clinical experience in area hospitals prepares students for an integral role on the perioperative staff.

Students are required to attend a pre-admission conference for this program.

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degree

Diploma

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.

 

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Accreditation

The Surgical Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (www.arcstsa.org) in collaboration with the Association of Surgical Technologists (www.ast.org).

 

9355-113th Street N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
www.caahep.org 

19751 E Mainstreet Suite 339
Parker, CO 80138
http://www.arcstsa.org  

Students are required to take the national exam administered by the

6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (800) 707-0057
nbstsa.org 

Other Information

Assessment Outcomes and Graduate Data

ARCSTSA/ NBSTSA Outcomes Assessment Exam (OAE) / CERTIFICATION

 
Graduate Year Graduates Graduates that Took the Exam OAE Pass Rate on the First Attempt
2012-2013 8 7 83%
2013-2014 7 4 75%
2014-2015 8 8 50%
2015-2016 12 12 10 of 12 - 83.5% on first attempt
2016-2017 12 12 11 of 12 - 92% on first attempt
2017-2018 19 19 16 of 19 - 84% on first attempt
2018-2019 14 14 7 of 7 - 50% on first attempt
2019-2020 17 17 12 of 17 - 71% on first attempt
2020-2021 24 24 17 of 24 - 71% on first attempt

Surgical Technology graduate full time employment rate

 
Graduate Year Graduates Employed Prior to Graduation Employed 1-6 Months of Graduation Employment Percentage within 6 Months of Graduation
2011-2012 9 7 8 87%
2012-2013 8 5 8 100%
2013-2014 7 3 7 100%
2014-2015 8 5 8 100%
2015-2016 12 12, and All with full scholarship opportunities 12 100%
2016-2017 12 10, and All with full scholarship opportunities 12 100%
2017-2018 19 19, and 16 with scholarship opportunities 19 100%
2018-2019 14 12, and 14 with scholarship opportunities 14 100%
2019-2020 17 14, and 17 with scholarship opportunities 17 100%
2020-2021 24 14, and 24 with scholarship opportunities 23 96%

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Program Contact

Melinda Angelini

Surgical Technology

Program Director/ Clinical Coordinator

(502) 213-2165

mangelini0001@kctcs.edu

Dean

Kara Schotter

Allied Health Division Chair

(502) 213-4245

kara.schotter@kctcs.edu