2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 13, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Surgical Technology (A.A.S.)

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A.A.S. Degree: 66 Hours

Graduates receive a certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree designed to prepare them for the national certification exam administered by The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting. Graduates may work in hospital surgery or labor and delivery areas, out-patient surgery centers or as private scrubs for individual surgeons. The Surgical Technology program is reviewed by the Accreditation Review Committee in Surgical Technology and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Students may take the “Program Specific Courses” only if they have been admitted into the program. A separate application process is required for acceptance into this program. A new class begins each fall semester. The application deadline for the program is March 1. Contact the Allied Health office or visit otc.edu/alliedhealth/1899.php for an application packet.

Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (ARC/STSA), 6 W. Dry Creek Circle, Suite 110, Littleton, CO 80120, (303) 694-9262.


As required by Missouri law, all degree programs must include instruction in both the U.S. and the Missouri State Constitution. This can be satisfied by either PLS 101  or HST 120 .

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