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The Surgical Technology program trains students to become integral members of the surgical team who work closely with surgeons, anesthesia care providers, registered nurses and other surgical personnel delivering patient care before, during and after surgery.  

Surgical technologists handle instruments, supplies and equipment necessary during the surgical procedure.  They have an understanding of the procedure being performed, anticipate the needs of the surgeon and perioperative team members, and have the necessary knowledge and ability to ensure quality patient care during the operative procedure while monitoring and preserving the sterile field.

Students receive in-depth practical knowledge and substantial clinical education related to the OR.  Graduates have received more in-depth education in the specialized processes and procedures that exist in surgery.

The Surgical Technology program at NCCC qualifies graduates to sit for the National Certification Exam.  
Graduation Date CST Pass Rate
December 2014 100.00%
May 201589.00%

Employment in surgical technology is expected to grow as the volume of surgeries increase and technology advances require expert assistance during those surgical procedures. Hospitals continue to be the primary employer of surgical technologists, although other career options include physicians’ office assistant, obstetrical unit technician, and outpatient care centers, including ambulatory surgical centers, sterile supply management and/or technician, surgical supply representatives, and surgical technology education instruction.

The US Department of Labor 2014 reports median pay at $43,350 per year.


Want to know more about what a surgical technician does?  Watch this two part video:  Part 1 and Part 2 !

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