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 an Associate of Applied Science program that is designed to provide 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. Clinical experience in area hospitals prepares the student for an integral role on the perioperative staff. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Association of Surgical Technologists.

average base pay
Based on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
$46,486
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low: $28k med: $46k high: $83k

What are my career options?

A few examples of workplaces in your local area:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers
Surgical Technology Career Median Annual
SalaryBased on research conducted by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics (KCEWS) in 2016 for the state of Kentucky.
Surgical Technology Bridge Program $38,938
Surgical Technologist $38,938
Surgical Technology $38,938
Surgical First Assisting $46,486

Program information

Length of Program

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

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

This information is provided in compliance with the Federal Gainful Employment regulations. As a public non-profit education institution, we are required to report the following information for certificate and diploma programs that meet gainful employment definitions (beginning July 1, 2011).

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

John Brickey
Program Coordinator / Clinical instructor
john.brickey@kctcs.edu