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.
What are my career options?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Outpatient surgery centers
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
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.
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).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355-113th Street N #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
19751 E Mainstreet Suite 339
Parker, CO 80138
Students are required to take the national exam administered by the
National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (800) 707-0057