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Surgical Technology (AAS)

The Surgical Technology program is an 11-month program, once accepted into the core program.  It will be housed at our Savannah location.  The pre-requisite and general education courses may be taken in the classroom or online.  Students will sit for the CST exam during the last semester of the program.

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.

PRE-REQUISITE COURSES

Must complete the pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the Surgical Technology program with a “C” or above.

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI240Anatomy4
**BI242Physiology4
AH160Basic Medical Terminology3
BI243Microbiology4
Total15
  • **Requires pre-requisite of Anatomy

General Education Courses

Must complete with “C” or above and may be taken prior to or concurrent with the Surgical Technology program

CourseIDTitleCredits
SP175Speech3
*EN101English I3
AH106Math-Allied Health3
*HI103American History to 1877 OR
*HI104American History Since 1877 OR
*PL216National Government3
Total12
  • Note: General Education courses can be taken concurrent with program but preferred to be completed prior to acceptance.
  • *Testing Required
  • Dual credit/Transfer credit This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit.  If you have taken courses at other colleges, you will need to provide official transcripts to NCMC.
  • Developmental Studies This plan assumes that the student does not need to take Developmental Study courses.  Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Study courses.  You can learn more about Developmental Study courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

Surgical Technology Courses

Once accepted into the Surgical Technology Program, you will take the following courses.

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
ST100Introduction to Surgical Technology2
ST103Central Services4
ST105Principles and Practice of Surgical Technology3
ST109Pharmacology for the Surgical Technologist2
Total11

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
ST120Fundamentals of Surgical Technology I5
ST121Fundamentals of Surgical Technology II5
ST130Procedures I5
Total15

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
ST131Procedures II5
ST140Clinical Experience6
ST150Surgical Technology Capstone2
Total13
  • Note: The core program starts in June and ends in May

Program Contact Information

Kristi Cutsinger, MBA

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

JEREMY WILSON, BS (CST)

Surgical Technology Instructor and Program Director
[email protected]

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