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.
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.
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. Each college admits students for their Surgical Technology program, respectively, based on the selective-admission criteria of the institution. Students enrolled in the Surgical Technology Program are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” in each course required for the credential. Students who withdraw from or earn less than a “C” in any course with a Surgical Technology prefix will be dropped from the Surgical Technology program and must reapply for admission. CPR (for Healthcare Providers) course must be completed prior to the first surgical technology skills practicum course and must remain current throughout the Surgical Technology program.
Students who have completed program requirements must sit for the certifying examination offered by the
National Board on Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
3 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (800) 707 0057
The following programs hold accreditation from the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355-113th St N, #7709
Seminole, Florida 33775
Phone: (727) 210 2350;
www.caahep.org who accredits programs upon the recommendation of the
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA)
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110
Littleton, CO 80120
Phone: (303) 694 9262;
- Ashland Community and Technical College,
- Bluegrass Community and Technical College,
- Hazard Community and Technical College,
- Jefferson Community and Technical College,
- Madisonville Community College,
- Owensboro Community and Technical College,
- Somerset Community College,
- Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College,
- Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, and
- West Kentucky Community and Technical College.