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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 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:

  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient surgery centers

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.

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Program Contact

Melinda Angelini

Surgical Technology

Program Director/ Clinical Coordinator


Program Contact

Loretta Young

Surgical Technology Lead Instructor


Kara Schotter

Allied Health Division Chair