Surgical Technology

Surgical Technology

Program Outcomes

Program Description

The Surgical Technology program is designed for Certified Surgical Technicians to further their education and receive their AAS degree. NCMC does not offer the core program courses.  The core program must be taken off campus and then you supply NCMC with a copy of your certification from an accredited program and your current, valid license.  Once the student has successfully completed the core program, the general education courses and provided a copy of their CST license, NCMC will confer the degree.

What is a Surgical Technologist?

A surgical technologists, also called operating room technician, assist in surgical operations. They prepare operating rooms, arrange equipment, and help doctors during surgeries. Surgical technologists typically do the following: prepare operating rooms for surgery, sterilize equipment and make sure that there are adequate supplies for surgery, ready patients for surgery, such as washing and disinfecting incision sites, help surgeons during surgery by passing them instruments and other sterile supplies, count supplies, and maintain a sterile environment.

General Information

  • Core Surgical Technology program elsewhere
  • Must supply Certification from accredited program at time of application to NCMC
  • Must present current, valid CST license at time of graduation
  • Minimum of ā€œCā€ or above required in all courses
  • Surgical Technology Curriculum

What can I do with this Major?

What can I do with this Major?

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NCMC Contact Information


Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

Program Coordinator of Health Sciences
North Central Missouri College
1301 Main Street
Trenton, MO 64683
(660) 357-6284
[email protected]