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:
- 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).
Seminole, FL 33775
19751 E Mainstreet Suite 339
Parker, CO 80138
Students are required to take the national exam administered by the
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (800) 707-0057
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|
|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|
|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%|