Surgical technologists, also called operating room technicians, assist in surgical operations. They work as members of a healthcare team alongside physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and other healthcare workers. Surgical technologists prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries.
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.
Certification Pass Rates
ARC/STSA Pass Rate Threshold= 70%
This program has specific requirements that must be completed before acceptance into the program. You must view the Online Orientation which overviews the program, afterwards fill out the Verification Form and return it to the address listed. Once those pre-requisites are fulfilled, you may send in your Application for Admission. 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.