Do you want to help save lives? Do you do your best work when the pressure is on? A career in Surgical Technology may be for you! Surgical technologists are integral members of medical teams who work closely with surgeons and other medical professionals in multiple settings, including offices, surgical centers, and hospitals. After completing prerequisite courses that include an in-depth study of anatomy, physiology, and microbiology, students admitted to the program learn through hands-on experiences in the classroom and on-site at clinical facilities. A minimum grade of “C” is required in all program courses.
Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater , FL 33756; (727) 210-2350; www.caahep.org and graduates are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the National Board of Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA).
The primary program mission is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologist in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior), learning domains. This will be accomplished by providing sound educational opportunities, both didactic and clinical, that will enable individuals to perform as Certified Surgical Technologists in competent, entry-level practice.
For course sequence and graduation requirements, see the academic plan and example schedule.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, Florida 33756, (727) 210-2350, www.caahep.org.
Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA) www.arcstsa.org
Note: CPR for Healthcare Provider course must be obtained prior to enrolling in the first Surgical Technology course and certification must be kept current throughout the Program.
Following completion of prerequisites and gaining acceptance into the Surgical Technology program, it is a two semester program with an additional intersession in the summer. The program (diploma and/or degree) begins in the Fall semester.
Surgical Technology is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation. Our aging population needs surgical services more than ever, and advancing technology allows surgical technicians to assist with more procedures. Learn more about where our graduates Go2Work at www.owensboro.kctcs.edu/gradsGo2Work .
Zara Basham-Edge, CST
Program Coordinator 270-686-4650
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 diploma/certificate/degree requirements.
The Surgical Technology program is a selective admissions program that is professionally accredited. The program prepares you to be part of a team of medical practitioners providing surgical care to patients in a variety of settings. The program provides clinical experience that builds on classroom instruction in science, patient care, aseptic techniques and surgical procedures. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the certifying exam offered by the National Board Certification for Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Use the contact info on this page to learn more.