What is Surgical Technology?
Surgical technologists are allied health professionals who are an integral part of the team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings such as medical offices, out-patient clinics, and the operating room.
A surgical technologist possesses expertise in the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques and combines the knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implementation tools and technologies to facilitate a physician s performance of invasive therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
This program provides clinical experience built upon classroom instruction in the basic sciences, patient care, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures. Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program are required to achieve a minimum grade of C in each program course.
What are my career choices?
The surgical technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works 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.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
Degrees and Transfer
- Surgical Technology
- Pre-Admission Conference
- Selective Admission Criteria
- Specific Program Information
- Program Information Sheet (PDF)
Length of Program
Earn an associate in Applied Science Degree in Surgical Technology.
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.
Professional Licensure Disclosure
This program meets state authorization for Kentucky residents. If you live or plan to live outside of the state of Kentucky, consult with your state’s licensing/certification board to determine if your chosen path of study will meet their requirements. KCTCS and HCTC continously reviews licensure information and provides information about state's licensure status, search your state and program.