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.
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.
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The program is designed to prepare students for jobs as surgical technologists, which are allied health professionals providing surgical care to patients in a variety of healthcare settings.
We emphasize the theory and application of sterile and aseptic techniques, along with knowledge of human anatomy, surgical procedures, and implemental tools and technologies.
Bluegrass Occupational Outlook
|Surgical Technology Career||Median Annual Salary*|
|Surgical Technology Bridge Program||$38,938|
|Surgical Technology||$38,938 (Note: BCTC only offers the AAS)|
|Surgical First Assisting||$46,486|
|#24 among the Top 50 Fastest Growing Bluegrass Occupations|
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
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Length of Program
You can complete the Surgical Technology program in two semesters and a four-week summer session following completion of prerequisites.
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.