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Surgical Technology (AAS)

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.

First Year

First Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI240Anatomy (pre-req)4
EN101*English 13
BT160Microcomputer Applications3
AH211Medical Law & Ethics3
HI103*American History to 1877 OR
HI104*American History Since 1877 OR
PL216*National Government3
Total16

Second Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI242**Physiology (pre-req)4
SP175Speech3
SO107General Sociology3
AH106Math-Allied Health (or higher level)3
PY121General Psychology3
Total16

Third Semester

CourseIDTitleCredits
BI100*General Biology5
BT240Employment Strategies1
Total6
  • Note: BI238 Anatomy and Physiology – the combined 8 credit hour courses, can be taken in place of the separate BI240 Anatomy and BI242 Physiology
  • *Testing Required
  • **Pre-Requisite 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 Studies courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Developmental Studies courses. You can learn more about Developmental Studies courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.

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

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