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.

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.

For more information, check out our program brochure.

average base pay $46,486
low: $28k med: $46k high: $83k

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.

Surgical Technology Career Median Annual Salary*
Surgical Technology Bridge Program $38,938
Surgical Technologist $38,938
Surgical Technology $38,938
Surgical First Assisting $46,486

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

Degrees and Transfer

  • Surgical Technology

Additional Information

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.

Program Contact

Joanna Martin, Certified Surgical Technologist / Certified Surgical Assistant
Associate Professor / Program Coordinator

Terri Fields
Program Assistant