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.
What are my career options?
A few examples of workplaces in your local area:
- Outpatient surgery centers
|Surgical Technology Career||Median Annual
SalaryⓘBased 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 First Assisting||$46,486|
- Surgical Technology Curriculum Guide
- Career Pathway Information
- Surgical Technology Pre-Admission Conference Information
- Academic Program Plans (APP)
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.